Defining a dump resource

You can use the following command-line syntax and attributes for defining a dump resource.

The command line syntax for defining a dump resource is:
nim -o define -t dump -a Attribute=Value ... DumpName

The following attributes are required for the dump resource:

Item Description
  -a location=Value Specifies the full path name of the parent directory for the client dump directories.
  -a server=Value Specifies the name of the machine where the directory for the dump resource will be created.

The following attributes are optional for the dump resource:

Item Description
  -a dumpsize=Value Specifies the maximum size of a dump, in GB. The minimum value is 2 GB, and the default value is 50 GB. Space is not allocated until a client starts to dump. The dump resource should be large enough to accept and hold the expected number of dump images for the installation. The dump resource is used to store snap data from a snap operation.
  -a max_dumps=Value Specifies the maximum number of dumps collected for a client. The default is 1. When a new dump is written to the dump resource, the oldest dump is deleted if the new dump exceeds the maximum number of dumps.
  -a notify=Value Specifies the path to an administrator notify method that is invoked when a new dump is captured, or when a dump error occurs on the client.
  -a snapcollect=Value Specifies if a snap record must be collected from the failed client after a dump completion. Valid values are yes and no. The default value is no.
  -a comments=Value Describes the resource.
  -a group=Value Specifies the name of a resource group to which this resource should be added.
  -a verbose=Value Displays information for debugging. To show maximum detail, specify a value of 5.