ffdc command

This command is used to generate a new service data file.

Use the first failure data capture (ffdc) command to generate and transfer service data to Support.

The following list consist of commands to be used with the ffdc command:
  • generate, create a new service data file
  • status, check status of service data file
  • copy, copy existing service data
  • delete, delete existing service data

The following table shows the arguments for the options.

Table 1. ffdc command.

The following table is a multi-row three column table consisting of the options, option descriptions, and associated values for the options.

Option Description Values
-t Type number 1 (processor dump) and 4 (service data). The processor dump contains all logs and files available. The service data contains only a subset of the logs and files. The default value is 1.
-f 1 Remote filename or sftp target directory. For sftp, use full path or trailing / on directory name (~/ or /tmp/). The default value is the system generated name.
-ip 1 Address of the tftp/sftp server  
-pn 1 Port number of the tftp/sftp server The default value is 69/22.
-u 1 Username for the sftp server  
-pw 1 Password for the sftp server  
  1. Additional argument for generate and copy commands
Syntax:
ffdc [options]
option:
  -t 1 or 4
  -f
  -ip ip_address
  -pn port_number
  -u username
  -pw password
Example:
system> ffdc generate
Generating ffdc...
system> ffdc status 
Type 1 ffdc: in progress
system> ffdc copy -t 1 -ip 192.168.70.230 -u User2 -pw Passw0rd -f /tmp/
Waiting for ffdc.....
Copying ffdc...
ok
system> ffdc status 
Type 1 ffdc: completed 
8737AC1_DSY0123_xcc_120317-153327.tgz


system> ffdc generate
Generating ffdc...
system> ffdc status
Type 1 ffdc: in progress
system> ffdc status
Type 1 ffdc: in progress
system> ffdc copy -ip 192.168.70.230 
Copying ffdc...
ok
system> ffdc status
Type 1 ffdc: completed
8737AC1_DSY0123_xcc_120926-105320.tgz
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