My Oracle Support Banner

How to Collect a Live Solaris Kernel Dump (Doc ID 1004608.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
All Platforms


There are situations when it is required to capture a snapshot of the running kernel in order to analyze the state of the system. This is performed with savecore(1M) command with '-L' option. There are several critical notes to be aware of prior to attempting a live Solaris crash dump.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.