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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Repeated requests on our server?

I encountered something strange in the access log of our Apache server which I cannot explain. Requests for webpages that I or my colleagues do from the office's Windows network get repeated by ...
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How can I rotate many log files into a different subdirectory per rotation?

I have a directory with many log files, all of which I would like to rotate daily. For organizational purposes I would like to be able to move the rotated logs into a different directory (or ...
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Unable to log into samba server

I am unable to log into a samba server (running on fedora core 6) as it prompts for a username and password when I try to connect to the mapped drives from my windows 7 machine. I decided to reset ...
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How important is it to keep size of log files down?

I have a LAMP server where logrotate does its job once per week, and I notice some logs tend to get quite large. For example, the apache access-log is 73MB. Is it better that I tell logrotate to ...
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Sendmail's maillog polluted by dkim-filter

I just added domain keys to my sendmail configuration and everything appears to be working. However, upon reviewing the maillog I get a ton of these when an email gets sent or received: Oct 4 ...
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Why do I get Postfix entries in Apache logs?

I have setup separated error logs for Apache virtualhosts. when I checked some logs lately, I found entries of other unrelated programs in virtualhost logs. for example I get entries like this in ...
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What consequences to take from what i read in logfiles?

Since some weeks i manage my first Webserver, a Seaside application behind an Apache proxy on Linode, and i installed logwatch to send me daily logs. Where can i get information on when i have to act ...
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Measuring custom statistics with sar

I have a server application which I think is leaking file handles. I want to track the usage of file descriptors over time on my Linux (ubuntu) server. I've figured out that I can track the number ...
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logrotate deletes all maillogs older than one day

I see only two files maillog and maillog.1 in /var/log. grepping for maillog in logrotate.d directory gives three files that have a mention of maillog. syslog /var/log/messages /var/log/secure ...
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Exchange 2010 SP2 log files taking up space

I administrate an Exchange server for a customer, and now the (transaction?) logs are taking up massive amounts of space. Are they safe to delete? The logs are taking ~70GB of space, while the ...
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Why is FunWebProducts flooding my server?

I have received 47 000 hits in the past couple of hours from a single domain. I researched FunWebProducts but it seems to be some kind of a plugin, not sure how this is possible? 89.70.25.120 - - ...
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Ubuntu split Apache2 log files

I rencently updated the config of my server to relocate the /var/www and /var/log in the /home folder, i also updated all my virtuals hosts to write the logs in the new /home/log folder. But now the ...
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Rotate other logs with rotatelogs.exe

On my machine there is some process which is writing a log in C:\Application.log. Now I want to rotate the logs file without stopping that application. On the same machine I have apache 2.2. As I know ...
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Apache2 decides to ignore the ErrorLog location. How to fix?

My apache2.conf file contains the lines ErrorLog /var/www/logs/error_log and CustomLog /var/www/logs/access_log common. I only get server shutdown/restart notifications there, however. All other logs ...
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IIS W3C Log files missing header

I've just gotten around to analyzing our log files. After banging my head with log parser and several other 'analyzer' tools I came to realize that my log files appear to be missing their header ...
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Compress logs rotated with cronolog

I have a bunch of servers(Centos 5.x) with Apache that have their logs rotated with cronolog. What is the best strategy for compressing and deleting those logs automatically after a certain time? ...
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How to get less to seek faster with large log files?

I am often dealing with incredibly large log files (>3 GB). I've noticed the performance of less is terrible with these files. Often I want to jump do the middle of the file, but when I tell less to ...
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nginx: log empty calls

Does nginx have an option to ignore health checks or buckets from load balancer against nodes? There are thousands of entries like 93.190.2.176 - - [24/Jul/2012:08:56:59 +0200] "-" 400 0 "-" ...
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SQL Server Maintenance Plan: Rebuild Indexes and Transaction Log Backup File Size

In my nightly maintenance plan, I was doing everything - reorganising and rebuilding indexes, updating statistics, etc. There's an hourly maintenance plan that does a transaction log backup. I ...
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Trying to colate click fraud evidence [closed]

We've recently had some very heavy and unexpected Google adwords spikes recently, so I'm trying to work through the server logs to find out if we've been subject to click fraud. What I don't know is ...
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Safe to delete .lastcomm

I have a .lastcomm file that is >2GB is it safe to delete it? It's taking up a lot of room on the server and I can't find any documentation online related to it's log file.
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Apache's access.log files taking up too much space

So I switched all my sites over to Amazon's EC2 service a few months ago and I noticed today that my drive capacity is at >90%. Did a little digging and it seems that the majority of that is being ...
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Plesk adding logs folder as part of virtual host skeleton

Is there a way of adding a logs folder as part of default Plesk skeleton? I would like to include error logging into a file in the vhost directory as a part of vhost.conf in /var/www/vhosts/.skel/0 ...
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SWATCH - what am I doing wrong?

What I want/need/desire is to log when a user logs into my FTP server. Problem: I can't make swatch work the way I should be able to. This data is logged to a file - but of course these logs are not ...
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SQL Server plus small files

I have a MSSQL server, 3 volumes, that runs some processes that seem to take way too long. One of these processes reads in a zip file, then writes to a database based on what's in the zip file.... for ...
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strange Postfix logwatch log summary on my ubuntu vps [closed]

Hi I would be very thankful if someone could help me on explaining this logwatch summary of my postfix installation on my ubuntu 10.04 vps. I dont really know if this might be a normal log file ...
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Prevent Apache2 from logging robots and image requests

I run a high-traffic site and I need to reign in my Apache2 access logs a bit. One way to do this, I've read, is to limit the types of things Apache2 logs. The obvious choice would be, to limit 3 ...
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Syntax for piping varnish logs to rotatelogs

Ubuntu 12.04 Server x64, Varnish 3.0.2 I'm trying to pipe varnishncsa's logs through Apache's rotatelogs, and running from the shell, things work fine: sudo varnishncsa -a -P ...
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.log parser (MySQL / Apache) [closed]

Is there any tool (GUI) to parse MySQL och Apache log files? to a more readable format? Have Googled a lot, can't find anything to answer my need. Appreciate your help.
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Which log file holds the errors that appear on the server's physical console on CentOS?

On a CentOS 6 Server, sometimes messages (errors, warnings) appear on top of the login prompt on the monitor physically attached to the server. I can't seem to find a log file (/var/log/?) that these ...
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How can I trace a traffic and IO spike every morning on my webserver?

Every morning (for about 2 weeks now), around 6:30 am, I get a large IO and incoming-traffic spike on my webserver. It didn't happen until a few days after I released my site. As I'm still a bit of a ...
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Is this server hacked or just login attempts ? See log

Can someone tell what does this mean? I tried a command like lastb to see last user logins and I see some strange logins from China (server is EU, I am in EU). I was wondering if these could be login ...
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Intermittent FTP login issues (Microsoft IIS FTP Service)

I've got a somewhat weird problem which I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. We have a FTP running on a Windows Server 2003 machine using the IIS FTP Service, this is for our clients and is configured ...
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Failed Request Tracing XML fails to display in Internet Explorer (IIS 7.5)

I have installed the Tracing feature and enabled failed request tracing for a website, to debug a Classic ASP website. The XML logs are created upon occurring errors, however when I open them in IE, ...
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How to forward specific log file outside of /var/log with rsyslog to remote server?

How can I forward message from a specific log file like /www/myapp/log/test.log with rsyslog client to remote rsyslog server? This log file is outside of the directory /var/log.
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Maintaining SQL Log Files

I get an email today stating that we have a log file that's grown to 278GB, and asking if anyone is maintaining it. I already know the answer to that is no because we don't have a dba (other than ...
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Is blocking unresolved IP addresses a good idea?

I have a Website where : We currently have a lot of bots trying to grab our content (it's a business directory) from China, Ukraine, etc... 5% of IP addresses are "unresolved", according to ...
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manually rotating logfile with rsyslogd

I want to force logfile rotation using logrotate -f /var/log/syslog, but it's only return tones of: error: syslog:1 unknown option 'May' -- ignoring line error: syslog:1 unexpected text I know that ...
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How to Enable IPtables TRACE Target on Debian Squeeze (6)

I am trying to use the TRACE target of IPtables but I can't seem to get any trace information logged. I want to use what is described here: Debugger for Iptables. From the iptables man for TRACE: ...
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Sonicwall Email Security Audit Logs

I have a Sonicwall Email Security appliance from which I would like to extract the audit logs on a daily basis. Currently, I can only see how to get them manually by going to the web interface. Is ...
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kern.log bandwidth and syslog filling up with bandwidth lines

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and my kern.log, bandwidth, and syslog files are filling(And completely consuming my hard drive) with this stuff Apr 18 20:20:23 main kernel: [1886527.503932] BANDWIDTH_OUT:IN= ...
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Grep to find lines starting at pattern A until pattern B is matched

I have a log that contains bits like this: [2012-04-16 15:16:43,827: DEBUG/PoolWorker-2] {'feed': {}, 'bozo': 1, 'bozo_exception': URLError(error(110, 'Connection timed out'),), 'entries': []} ...
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logfile deleted on Oracle database how to re-create it?

For my database assignment we were looking into 'database corruption' and I was asked to delete the second redo log file which I have done with the command: rm log02a.rdo this was in the ...
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Tool to extract all requests being served at a point in time?

We are using Apache using the following log file format: %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\" %D Now we want to check which requests were being served by Apache at a ...
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Sendmail: what does nrcpts=0 mean?

Im attempting to parse some sendmail logs. Im running into lots of apparent emails that have no recipients - or so it would appear. Mar 18 19:12:35 castor sendmail[543]: q2J2CYIv000543: ...
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how to view log files for printing made by different users on LAN

I have a windows 2003 server and have attached a printer to this server. This printer is installed on the server and shared to all computers on the local area network. I want to check to see which ...
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Is this a normal web crawler or something else?

I am running a little apache2 webserver for a department at my university, and I noticed the access logs are filled with messages like the following: "GET ...
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Insert MIME type of an URL into Apache's access_log

I would like to enhance my logfile with an additional field containing the mime type. E.G. 127.0.0.1 - - [01/Mar/2012:20:49:36 +0100] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 255 [...] "text/html" 127.0.0.1 - - ...
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Linux server out of space

I have been asked this question in two consecutive interviews, but after some research and checking with various systems administrators I haven't received a good answer. I am wondering if somebody can ...
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Get sessions' remote IP from Teamviewer log file

I'd like to know who has logged in to my machine and when. I have two TeamViewer log files: Connections_incoming.txt and TeamViewer7_Logfile.log. The first one is quite plain and lists, as its ...