Resume scan after kill in console

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19 Nov, 2017 04:16 PM

Hi, i left arachni scaning a website during the night and today i saw that it said [killed], did i loose all the progress? or can i resume it?, i have read that it the web ui this is not a problem, but it is on the console which i am using. Is there an option to save the progress on disk periodically or take a snapshot periodically and resume from that point in case the scan is killed?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 20 Nov, 2017 10:40 AM

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    No unfortunately not, you can suspend on demand but it can't happen on regular intervals because it can take a long time, although that's something that has been fixed in the new engine.

    If the scan was killed it must have been by the OS, probably due to low memory, dmesg will probably tell you if that's the case.

    What are your system resources btw?

  2. 2 Posted by alpiste on 21 Nov, 2017 06:35 PM

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    Yes, i was testing it on a cheap vps, with low resources. By the way, i have another question regarding the aproach that i should use to test a web site.

    Supose that i want to scan a web site like ebay, if i start the scan with the root domain (, it will scan the entire site which can take a lot of days. If i understand correctly, the best aproach would be to split the scan in diferents parts of the web app, in the case of ebay would be for example to select only a specific product and scan it(to test product details page), another scan would be to test the user profile page and so on. Im i correct?

    thank you

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 19 Dec, 2017 04:51 PM

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    You could run multiple scans each with a limited scope to test only parts of the webapp, sure, although there's no one best way to scan a website.

    Whatever you do though, first read this:
    I'll help immensely with everything.

    PS. Sorry for the excessively late reply, I've been working on something.

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