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Spool file 4GB size


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CA Workload Automation AE - System Agent (AutoSys)


We have an AutoSys agent Linux 11.5, Build 2347 that got the file system full.

Unix team checked and  found the reason was a huge file on spool but they did not delete the file

autosys cassiopae 4107669504 /opt/CA/WA_Agent/spool/PRD_SCH/MAIN/WAAE_WF0.1/46445.7357978_1

As the filesystem got full, the autosys agent was stopped automatically. When we logged in the server to look into it there was no file there.

We restarted the agent without further issue.

Do you know why such big file could be created? Usually this file is only a few bytes size.

As far as we know no one deleted the file.   

We have agentparm.txt set so if a job ends successfully the spool files are deleted when the jobs ends.

But the agent could not delete it as it was stopped.

Is there any place where autosys logs when a spool file is deleted?

I do not understand why/how the file was removed by AutoSys agent.



Release : 11.5

Component : CA Workload Automation System Agent


The agent stopped itself due to lack of space.  The lack of space was due to a defined job that had no std*files defined, as a result the standard output and error was written to the spool file.  The job finished successfully while the agent was down and thus the spool file was removed automatically.  This allowed the user to start the agent without further issue.