ACS 4.2 - Internal DB Replication - Logs are empty!

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Sep 11th, 2010


I've got a pair of ACS appliaces; I can see that replication is working since if I add a user, click 'replicate now' and check the other box that user is created... BUT.... on both servers the database replication logs  are empty.

I've tried the basics.... restart services, reboot boxes... and we're running the latest version (4.2.1 Build 15), does anyone have any suggestions?



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Waris Hussain Mon, 09/13/2010 - 11:55


Do you have enabled logging  for database replication .

go to ACS system configuration > logging and then  make sure you bave check mark for CSV   under database replication , screen shot attached.

Waris Hussain.

nickbettison Tue, 09/14/2010 - 00:56


Thank you for your reply... I can't see your attachment :-(

I have attached a screenshot of my GUI... there is no configure option to enable/disable logging of DB replication.



nickbettison Tue, 09/14/2010 - 06:23

Thanks but ...."I have a pair of appliances" i.e. not software on windows.

....Also please see the screenshot I uploaded, under system configuration -> logging this is no 'configure'  for DB replication only passed/failed attempts etc.


Ankur Bajaj Tue, 09/14/2010 - 06:50

pls send screen shots of proxy distribution table, replication settings, remote logging, appliance upgrade status at my email address.

Ankur Bajaj Tue, 09/14/2010 - 07:36

Looks to me that the database is corrupted and to clean the database follow these:-

1.       Please take a backup from the Appliance.

2.       2. Install the ACS on Windows 2k3 machine.

3.       3. Restore the backup taken from the appliance on the windows.

4.       4. Go to command prompt

5.       5. Change the directory to C:\Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v4.2\bin

6.       6. Run CSUtil.exe –d –n –l

7.     Check if the options for logging are coming.

If this still does not work then last bet will be to re-image. Hope this helps.


Ankur Bajaj


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