Is there some other way other than the logs to check that ongoing geoprocessing is working correctly?
I am running the Buffer tool with dissolve type ALL on ArcCatalog 10.1. I was expecting the the task would take a long time so I left it running and went home for the weekend. It has now been running for 5 days and I want to find out if it has crashed or not.
Task Manager says the process (RuntimeLocalServer.exe) is still running, and the using between 900 MB and 3.8 GB or memory (it changes over time) and one core of my processor is working flat out, with the others running at about 10%. I have no other applications running.
ArcCatalog displays the hourglass symbol and no error messages in the results pane. I've also checked the log files which just say that the task was started and contain no error messages.
I'm creating a 3m buffer around about 1.5 million polygons in a feature class of a file geodatabase. Many of them are overlapping and so are being dissolved together when they overlap.
I have ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop on Windows 7 64 Bit.