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How To Collect a Sosreport

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edited Jun 30, 2022 1:56PM in Linux

A sosreport can be collected on systems running Oracle Linux or Red Hat Linux in order to obtain system configuration information and logs.

If the sos package, which provides the sosreport utility, isn't installed, install it using the linked instructions.

To collect a sosreport, run the following command in a terminal as root, without arguments:

# sosreport

If the system has a lot of packages installed, and sosreport takes a long time to complete, try disabling rpm database verification:

# sosreport -k rpm.rpmva=off

If the system is heavily loaded and if the sosreport is taking a long time to complete, disable the kernel.sysrq option when collecting a sosreport:

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