My Oracle Support Banner

Oracle Exalytics T5-8: Time-slider Service Required for Auto Snapshot does not Come Online in Non-global Zone (Doc ID 2097527.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Exalytics T5-8 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Exalytics T5-8 Server running on Oracle Solaris, installed time-slider packages to enable auto snapshot for the ZFS filesystem.
Time-slider service starts successfully in global zone but does not come online in non-global zone.
Reference: Working with Time Slider Snapshots in Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop User's Guide

Errors noted in log:

root@xxxxxxdzone001:~# more /var/svc/log/application-time-slider:default.log
[ Oct 29 21:13:26 Leaving maintenance because clear requested. ]
[ Oct 29 21:13:26 Enabled. ]
[ Oct 29 21:13:26 Executing start method ("/lib/svc/method/time-slider start"). ]
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/lib/time-sliderd", line 10, in
 File "/usr/lib/../share/time-slider/lib/time_slider/", line 936, in main
  systemBus = dbus.SystemBus()
 File "/usr/lib/python2.6/vendor-packages/dbus/", line 202, in __new__
 File "/usr/lib/python2.6/vendor-packages/dbus/", line 108, in __new__
  bus = BusConnection.__new__(subclass, bus_type, mainloop=mainloop)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.6/vendor-packages/dbus/", line 125, in __new__
  bus = cls._new_for_bus(address_or_type, mainloop=mainloop)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory
Time Slider failed to start: error 95
[ Oct 29 21:13:26 Method "start" exited with status 95. ]





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

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

In this Document

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