Cisco Security Agents 5.0 on VMS

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Feb 26th, 2009

Hello! I have installed VMS with CSA 5.0 but the Cisco Security Agents database is too big, i have tried to shrink it from the management tab but it does not work, How can i manually compact this database?


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tsteger1 Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:40

When you say "it does not work", are you getting an error?

Are you using MSDE or SQL 2000?

Have you deleted any items from the database and then tried to shrink it?


f.cordero Sun, 03/01/2009 - 12:33

No, it does not send any error, it just finishes but the database size stays the same; i am using MSDE and i have deleted items from the database.

i have just 4 gygas of space left, so i stopped the csamc50 to stop collecting information and solve the problem.

The database names i have on the csamc50 folder are:

1) csaanalysis5.0.mdf

2) csaanalysis_log.LDF

3) csamc50_log.LDF (42 G)

4) csamc50_volatile_dat.ndf

tsteger1 Sun, 03/01/2009 - 20:17

I'm not sure which build of 5 you are using but I had a very similar problem with that version and actually had to upgrade the MSDE to SQL 2000 to get it to shrink.

You may have luck using SQL Management Studio to do a backup and restore/shrink.

These posts detail similar problems.


f.cordero Mon, 03/02/2009 - 08:46

Hello, Tom!

I am using CSA 5.0, this version still works with VMS, not like 5.1 or later that became independent of VMS.


tsteger1 Mon, 03/02/2009 - 09:49

I was aware of that. I had 5.0 and had the same problem. You must either find a way to backup and restore the db or upgrde to full SQL and shrink it.

I am unsure why this happens but I think it may have something to do with app analysis.

f.cordero Tue, 03/03/2009 - 07:34

Do you know a way to uninstall it?, i haver checked and the books say you go to control Panel, add remove programs and then remove it, but on my add/remove programs it does not appear.


tsteger1 Tue, 03/03/2009 - 21:45

Uninstall CSA 5? You would add\remove CiscoWorks and uncheck MC for CSA.



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