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Creating dump files

Dump files are created when a component crashes and creates an exception code. They are useful for troubleshooting such crashes as they states at exactly what line or area of memory the crash occurred.

To create a dump file:

  1. Create a new environment variable with the following name and value:

    Variable: AREP_CRASH_DUMP_TYPE

    Possible values: FULL, MINI or NONE

  2. Restart both Replicate services.
  3. This step is optional. If AREP_CRASH_DUMP_TYPE is set to FULL or MINI, navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps\repctl.exe

    Verify that the data value for the DumpType Binary Value is either 1 (MINI) or 2 (FULL).

  4. After a crash occurs the dump files will be created in the following directory:

    <Product_Dir>\minidumps

    Note:

    When AREP_CRASH_DUMP_TYPE is set to NONE, no dump files will be created in the event of a crash.