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Nodeagent or Instance Does Not Start if its Log File Size Exceeds 2 GB (Doc ID 1305804.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle GlassFish Server - Version 8.2 to 8.2 [Release 8.2]
Oracle GlassFish Server - Version 8.1u2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following versions of Sun Java Application server 8.x will fail to start if the server.log exceeds two gigabytes in size:

Versions before:

There is very little information logged in the server.log when this situation occurs.

For example, the node-agent will not start up even if it does not start its instances, the command will time out after a few minutes and no node-agent process is found using the Unix ps command:

# asadmin start-node-agent --user <username> --startinstances=false
Timeout waiting for Node Agent to go to starting state.

The key symptoms to look for are:

  1. A core file is generated in the node-agent's config directory generated each time a startup is attempted:


    The default log rotation limit of 2Mb was either increased beyond 2Gb, or was removed completely.


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