A log file is a file, often in clear text, which is generated by a software process to record some specific details about the workings of this process.

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Can Apache Access Logs be kept separated & also combined as well too?

My question may be a bit confusing, and sorry for that. Here is what i need: Well, i have (let's say) 3 Websites hosted on one Apache (which are defined inside each VirtualHost settings. Then i ...
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Which `Log group` do I select when in AWS `CloudWatch Management Console`?

I am trying to view my logs from aws command line interface, but I am unable to discover what is a log group. I followed the documentation for CloudWatch. However, nowhere in those instructions ...
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How to enable non-error Apache log on MAMP

How can I enable non-error server logging on MAMP (or, am I totally blind, and is it already enabled by default?) So far, I can only find the error logs for Apache, MySQL and PHP in /Applications/...
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No log file output (or email with output) running Python script via cron job

I have the following cron job running a Python script which seems to install okay with no issues after creating it in Crontab and saving (this is on a server running Centos7). I'm not seeing either a ...
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Nginx, log referrers from certain domain to separate log file

I have my nginx setup to block certain referers like so: if ($http_referer ~* (site_name) ) { return 403; } This works fine, however I'd like to also log the blocked referrer to a separate file. ...
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Linux Server: Too Many Open Files

I have an application running on Linux Server. But server suddenly stopped responding but when I ping from other machine to server it allowed to ping but was not allowing to login into the server. Not ...
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Apache daily logrotate

I want to create daily logs, but there's a small problem. Logs aren't being created for each day, rather they contain the previous log files. Here's my current setup, how can I change it so it only ...
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ASP.net user account permissions in IIS 7 on Windows 2008 server

I set up a global error handler in my ASP.net application, using Log4Net and a RollingLogFileAppender which has worked quite nicely up until. I'm in the middle of an upgrade to IIS 7 on Windows 2008 ...
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Is this a user/pass connection or an email communication connection?

I have lines like these in /var/log/messages: Jul 12 01:26:00 h2 xinetd[1596]: START: smtp pid=11253 from=::ffff:221.219.213.54 I need to know if that is an email connection like the ones being made ...
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When is a pid needed in log rotation?

I've read that providing pid in the newsyslog.conf is to ensure that the process writes in the new log file. However, I've tried log rotation without providing a pid because I couldn't find one for ...
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trigger alarms based on strings in log file

I've installed zabbix 2.4.5 on my ubuntu linux server. I have 2 remote servers configured, lets called the relevant one foo. i want to monitor a log file for a specific text, and if it finds it to ...
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Strange symbols in /var/log/auth.log

I just installed fail2ban after realizing that there were tenthousands of attempts to log into one of our servers over SSH. After installing fail2ban, the log bloat stopped, but I still wanted to ...
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How did you implement log management on your servers?

I'm trying to figure out how other people implement their log management systems. I have 20-30 Linux servers and a few Windows boxes (most of them virtualized). We utilize a lot of Perl and Bash ...
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Getting Webalizer to show URL stats for all time, not by month

The conf file has this section: AllSites yes AllURLs yes AllReferrers yes AllAgents yes AllSearchStr yes AllUsers yes ...which is great, but I don't see any way to show the same ...
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Sed - extract only parts of file with certain timestamps

I work with log files on a daily basis. I have been using sed to accomplish my goal of extracting certain lines of data between to time stamps. For example, I use: sed '/20150720 15:06:00/,/20150720 ...
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Solaris run rsync after logadm

I'm trying to get this logadm configuration running. '/dir1/*/*/alert*.log' -C 8 -c -s 10m -t '$file_%Y-%m-%d' -z 0 -a '/usr/bin/rsync -qp /dir1/*/*/alert*.gz root@192.168.0.10::alert_logs/$(...
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Access Glassfish server logs via REST

I am using Glassfish 3.1.2.2. I have deployed Glassfish to localhost. I have enabled the monitoring service and set the log level to HIGH for all components. I should be able to use the view the ...
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enable binlog in MySQL on Ubuntu

How can I enable binlog in mysql? The documents say to start the server with --log-bin but when I do: service mysql start --log-bin=/binlog I get: start: invalid option: --log-bin=/binlog And ...
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Server Blocked by Provider Sending UDP Packages to certain IP - what does that mean?

My webserver got blocked by my provider recently for the reason that it was performing an attack to another server. The email contained the following log: 08:26:39.219940 68:05:ca:07:02:01 > 78:fe:...
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Deleted Apache access logs still taking up space

I deleted a 7GB apache2 other_vhosts_access.log.1 to free up some space on our server. Basically I deleted all but the most recent access logs. The largest was uncompressed - I assume it hadn't been ...
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how to set up logging-files ubuntu 14.04

Im having some trouble to correctly configure my mail logs. How can i configure the following needs? I have a mail server and the log result should be 7 different files mail.sunday, mail.monday, mail....
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NGINX and log rotation: is missing log entries possible?

In it's simplest realization, one can implement NGINX log rotation as following: mv access.log access.log.0 kill -USR1 `cat master.nginx.pid` My question. Do we have a concurrency issue here? I ...
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How do you restart logging after deleting an NGINX log? [closed]

I deleted my NGINX log because it was very large, thinking that NGINX would automatically create a new one in its place. It didn't, and now I don't have logs. The file was previously located at /opt/...
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Is there anything available from Microsoft to make gathering and interpreting of logs easier?

In the process of planning for an upcoming deployment of an AD structure with a single forest, a top level empty root domain and two child domains—which will house two business units. Within each ...
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How to retrieve previous IP/DNS information from Domain Controller logs?

I unfortunately have DNS scavenging on; information I need to retrieve could have been in Event Viewer DNS logs, but that's not there anymore, or maybe I am not looking for it properly. Story: I ...
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CentOS Server - Available disk space constantly drops

The result of the df command : Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 864000688 809338092 10773908 99% / tmpfs 32965940 0 32965940 0% /dev/...
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rsyslog (local) and remote logging

I have several linux servers that I want to monitor the log files. I thought it would be great to setup a central log server that can capture incoming rsyslog packets. Each hostname would have its own ...
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logger not logging to remote rsyslogd instance

I am running CentOS 7.0.1406 with rsyslogd 7.4.7 and logger from util-linux 2.23.2. I have two machines connected via a switch. When I try to use logger to log from one machine to the other, nothing ...
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nginx access.log only kept for a day

I'm using goaccess on Ubuntu Server 12.04 to view my analytics on my web server. I just run the following utility: goaccess -f /var/log/nginx/access.log However I'm only seeing one days worth of ...
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GoAccess analytics and HTTP Referer

This is a high-level question regarding using goaccess as a tool for website analytics. I have it set up on an nginx server and parsing the logs just fine, but it seems that many requests to my own ...
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Scraping log to identify emails sent to another MTA

I have a Courier MTA that seems to be sending spam. I want to scrape courier's mail.log to identify, for each mail that was sent to another MTA: The from address Where Courier got the email from ...
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what service to restart for /var/log/auth.log to start

Here is a situation since the log files on my server had grown to several Gigabytes I took a backup of directory /var/log and then manually when to each subdirectory of /var/log and the files which ...
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Redirecting syslog facility to other facility

I have a syslog server, which separates logging informations according to hostnames. It can separate messages if it's in the 'local1' facility. I have a mail server, which sends messages to the 'mail'...
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Akamai log processing

I'm digging through Akamai logs, downloading excel sheets, and then manually joining them so that I can do sorting of data to find top videos and referrers. Are there any tools you know of to help ...
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Change filename format for Nagios archived logs to use different date format?

I have just set up a Nagios server, and by default it keeps archives of the log messages in /var/log/nagios3/archives. However the files are named with US style date format, like nagios-04-14-2015-00....
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What is the difference between syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng?

I am a bit confused in syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng. From where can I get the source code for syslog()? Is there any difference between rsyslog and rsyslogd?
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FreeNAS is getting Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors

In my FreeNAS 9.3 installation I am getting more and more Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors (like these here: May 15 13:39:41 freenas (ada1:ahcich1:0:0:0): READ_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 60 00 b8 0e 18 40 91 ...
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Is Apache stalled? /server-status shows over 240 requests like “OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0” 200 - “-” “Apache (internal dummy connection)”

Some details: Webserver: Apache/2.2.13 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8e OS: FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE This is a FreeBSD Jail. I believe I use the Apache 'prefork' MPM (I run the default for ...
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Can I safely delete MS SQL Server Error Log?

I have some huge log files, which are taking up all the space on a PC's hard drive. Is ok to simply delete the log file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSQQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG....
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How to set up fail2ban to read multi log in a jail?

How can I configure multiple logpaths for the same rule? I'm trying to write a syntax like this: [apache-w00tw00t] enabled = true filter = apache-w00tw00t action = iptables-allports logpath = /...
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Redmine 500 Internal Server Error on My account page

I used this method to install redmine I installed redmine in /opt/redmine, and i checked my log in /opt/redmine/current/log/production.log I recently upgraded from 2.5.2.stable.13345 to 2.5.3....
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awstats server in dynamic infrastructure

I have a linux server dedicated to awstats. This server hosts awstats application and generate/publish statistics for several websites hosted by several webservers deployed in my infrastructure. In ...
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Unable to get Rsyslog structured data in syslog message

I am new to syslog module. I am trying to log messages with structured data by using this parameter in template. But it is showing null value for structured data. I am working with rsyslogd 5.8.11 ...
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Change the logs directory for CentOS

The default directory in which the OS writes its logs is '/var/log/', I want to change that directory to another one that I create. How can I do that? Note: I tried changing the paths (/var/log/.) ...
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How can I avoid non-existent file -systematically- requests?

This is my apache httpd log: [Wed May 13 18:29:48 2015] [error] [client 108.162.213.59] File does not exist: /www/html/ui/core.min.js [Wed May 13 18:29:48 2015] [error] [client 108.162.210....
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Apache Server Log File Issue

I'm a programmer for a company and their server specs are off limits to me due to IT restrictions. I know it's an Apache server running off a Linux environment. I have permissions to add/remove files ...
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ForFiles.exe Not Working In Task Scheduler 0x1 Result?

I have no idea why it is not working in Task Scheduler because if I run the same code in a batch file it works fine? I am putting the following into task scheduler on a Win2008 R2 machine and I keep ...
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Logformat for catching asked hostname in a *.domain.com scenario?

I have an Apache 2.2 VirtualHost with a *.example.com ServerName. This is required for my scenario, all subdomains are handled with the same site. Now, in the access log, I am trying to figure out a ...
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nginx access logs ignore certain requests

I'm running nginx behind haproxy (running on the same server). I've configured haproxy to use a simple html file on nginx to verify the service is up, since I don't have/want a valid "/" URL on this ...
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Protocol not available errors in squid3

I set up a transparent cache proxy on my Raspberry Pi with Squid3. Everything seems to be working fine and Squid is caching everything it's supposed to and working perfectly. The cache.log is filled ...