Owing to an ongoing memory leak error affecting Symantec Encryption Management Server (confirmed still present in 3.4.2 MP1) it is recommended to schedule a restart of the pgpuniversal service periodically to prevent a system failure.

The service restart is entered in the crontab of the SEMS server and can be scheduled to run at a time determined by the customer.  It should be noted that this is only a soft restart of the service and is not a full reboot of the SEMS server.  No impact on mailflow or service availability is expected.

To configure a soft service restart please follow the following procedure.  This procedure must be completed for all SEMS servers in a cluster individually.

1)    Log on to the SEMS server using SSH.  Details for creating an SSH connection can be found here https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH171773.html

2)    Edit the crontab using a text editor.  Here we use vi.  To view or create the crontab for the root user execute the command vi /var/spool/cron/root

3)    Press to enter insert mode.

5)    Paste the following command into the next available line in the crontab.

        0    1    *    *    *    pgpsysconf --restart pgpuniversal


This command will schedule a restart of the pgpuniversal service at 1AM everyday.  The service restart will take about five seconds.

Further information on crontab syntax can be found here http://www.adminschoice.com/crontab-quick-reference

6)    To quite the editor and save the crontab

        -    Press Esc

        -    Enter wq and press enter


7)    Confirm the crontab entry using crontab -l  again.