System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

The dumpadm Command

Use the dumpadm command to manage system crash dump information in the Oracle Solaris OS.

The following table describes dumpadm's configuration parameters.

Dump Parameter 


dump device 

The device that stores dump data temporarily as the system crashes. When the dump device is not the swap area, savecore runs in the background, which speeds up the boot process.

savecore directory

The directory that stores system crash dump files. 

dump content 

Type of memory data to dump.  

minimum free space 

Minimum amount of free space required in the savecore directory after saving crash dump files. If no minimum free space has been configured, the default is one Mbyte.

For more information, see dumpadm(1M).

Dump configuration parameters are managed by the dumpadm command.