[Bro-Dev] [archive log failure]

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Mon Oct 3 13:02:14 PDT 2016

Those archive log failure emails are a new feature in version 2.5.
The only purpose of the emails is to make it easier to notice when
such an error occurs (i.e., these emails do not indicate a new type
of error condition).
Previously, if such a failure occurred, the only way you would know
is if you noticed missing logs in one of the subdirectories of
the <PREFIX>/logs/ directory, or if you noticed the presence of
a new spool/tmp/post-terminate-* directory.

As for the strange directory names, one possible reason could be your
make-archive-name script is producing bad output.

On 10/3/16 2:11 PM, Aashish Sharma wrote:
> I see notifications as following:
> ----- Forwarded message from Xxxxxxx  -----
> Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:54:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From:
> To:
> Subject: [bro-cluster] archive log failure
> Unable to archive one or more logs in directory:
> /usr/local/bro/spool/tmp/post-terminate-worker-2016-10-03-09-40-35-36665
> Check the post-terminate.out file in that directory for any error messages.

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