# BUG REPORT
**Stack Trace or error message**
2018/08/07 18:54:08.157988 dependencies.go:247: STARTUP: Logging has started. Siad Version 1.3.3
2018/08/07 18:59:19.572545 writeaheadlog.go:287: WARN: WAL file detected, performing recovery after unclean shutdown.
2018/08/09 14:51:18.106770 dependencies.go:247: STARTUP: Logging has started. Siad Version 1.3.3
2018/08/09 14:56:48.817046 writeaheadlog.go:287: WARN: WAL file detected, performing recovery after unclean shutdown.
WAL file should be programmatically erased after correctly being processed.
**How to reproduce it (as minimally and precisely as possible)**
1. cause to exist after shutdown: ~/Sia/host/contractmanager/contractmanager.wal
Per my casual and amateur examination; writeaheadlog.go seems to indicate that both the tmp and old .wal files should be deleted automagically after being successfully processed and upon clean shutdown.
(I am shutting down via ‘./siac stop’ and starting via ‘./siad -M cghtw’)
Possibly a separate issue, or non-issue at all, is that also ‘contractmanager.wal_temp’ file remains, after clean shutdown.
* Sia version: 1.3.3
* OS: Linux Ubuntu 16.04