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Error: "FileReader was restarted because it wasn't responding" in DLP


Article ID: 160362


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Data Loss Prevention Network Monitor Data Loss Prevention


The FileReader fails to start and repeatedly fails to connect in Symantec Data Loss Prevention.

The FileReader log has this entry:

Feb 15, 2010 4:39:32 AM com.vontu.logging.LocalLogWriter write
WARNING: Restarted FileReader. FileReader was restarted because it wasn't responding.



This error occurs because the FileReader on the Monitor is not reporting heartbeats back to the Enforce Server.  Do the following:

  • Cycle the Monitor Controller on the Enforce Server to force it to re-establish a handshake with the Monitor. 


If that does not resolve the problem, make sure you can ping both ways between the Enforce Server and the Monitor using the FQDN, short name & IP Address. 
Also, make sure you can telnet on port 8100 between the two machines.