could not issue wr mem command

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Apr 16th, 2010
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i have 5520 ASA ,i am unable to write config in startup ,means it gives error on issuing wr mem command.

i am able to add or modify the rules

the cpu usage is showing around 30 % while the memory usage is high above 80% as has 512 memory installed

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Jennifer Halim Fri, 04/16/2010 - 03:00
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What is the error message that you are getting?

What do you have in flash? Please share "show flash"

rajsh.sharma Fri, 04/16/2010 - 03:24
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now i am able to issue wr mem command but the memory utilisation is still high it is about  at 85 % constant

Kureli Sankar Fri, 04/16/2010 - 03:28
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When the memory utilization goes high then you can't issue write mem?

We need to figure out what is eating all that memory.  Tracking memory usage is a mundane process. I'd suggest opening a TAC case and letting them collect what they need and let you know if this is a known issue and may be upgrade the code accordingly.


rajsh.sharma Fri, 04/16/2010 - 03:38
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pls find the attached file can you make anything out from that,it

is the output of sho proc mem  .

and i was able to issue the command wr mem when my memory utilisation was 83 %

matt.walls Fri, 04/16/2010 - 03:18
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I have seen this before.

try to copy the running config to a new *.cfg file on the disk:0 and then change the config-url location.

arulkumar80 Fri, 04/16/2010 - 03:25
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Use running-config startup-config to to save configuration to startup (NVRAM)



Panos Kampanakis Fri, 04/16/2010 - 15:25
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You can also try to disable threat-detection and that will free coniguous blocks of memory and you will be able to save it with "wr mem"

I hope it helps.



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