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Managing core dump files

When a hardware or software failure causes the storage system to panic, a core dump occurs and the system creates a core dump file that technical support can use to troubleshoot the problem. The storage system stores the core dump file in the /etc/crash directory on the root volume.

The savecore command, which is included in the default /etc/rc file on the root volume, performs the following tasks:

If the coredump.savecore.warn option is set to on, Data ONTAP prompts you for a confirmation when you delete unsaved core files.