CB Defense: Missing Events from Sensor after forced shutdown
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CB Defense: Missing Events from Sensor after forced shutdown


Article ID: 290088


Updated On:


Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)


  • Events show in Console with a noticeable gap for a period of time
  • Sensor has not been uninstalled and reinstalled
  • Temporary network connectivity issues
  • System logs (Event Viewer for Windows, 'last reboot'/'last shutdown' via terminal for Mac) show consecutive startup/reboot events¬†with no shutdown between
  • System logs may also show a low-power state prior to startup/reboot


  • CB Defense PSC Console: All Versions
  • CB Defense PSC Sensor: All Versions
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions
  • Apple macOS: All Supported Versions


Sensor had issues connecting to/communicating with Cloud, causing Sensor to store events locally until connection could be established. Forced startup/reboot without a graceful shutdown corrupted Event database, causing Sensor to rebuild the database and purge backlogged/cached events.


Expected behavior in this situation

Additional Information

  • Ensure that restarts/reboots are performed gracefully to avoid this behavior
  • Once Sensor has been restarted with the Endpoint and is able to establish communication with the Cloud, this issue will resolve itself