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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Unable to administer WSS 3.0 using SQL Studio Express

I have a WSS 3.0 running on Server 2008 R1. The log files have grown to almost 15GB and need to be compressed/purged as we are running out of space on the hard drive. I have connected to the ...
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What the heck is a OPTIONS method in a IIS 7.5 web Log?

I know what a GET and a POST are, but it's almost impossible to Google for the word OPTIONS. Here's what I see (i deleted all the stuff at the end) of each: 11/23/11 0:02:13 10.100.0.14 ...
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How to show users the reason for a message being bounced or rejected by Postfix?

A user would like to be able to view a web page showing any emails that a Postfix server has either been unable to send, or unable to receive. For example if the user was supposed to receive an email ...
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Most functional log analysis tools? [closed]

I am curious as to what others find to be the most useful log analysis tools for *nix. Presently I am simply tailing output and grepping through things, however I'd like to use something that would ...
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nginx: rewrite URL but have original URL stored in access.log as 200

I'm setting up a link tracking system, which (temporarily) involves adding /link/id/ in front of URL (like http://server/data/id/publication/id/). rewrite data/id/(.*) http://server/$1; The request ...
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Newsyslog wildcards - rotate all logs in a directory

I am running FreeBSD 8.1. I am trying to make newsyslog rotate logs defined by a dynamic path: # logfilename [owner:group] mode count size when flags [/pid_file] [sig_num] ...
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How to grep httpd error_log within a time range?

How can I grep only lines from a huge (120GB) httpd error_log based on a time range, say: from 2011-11-15 11:30 pm to 2011-11-16 01:30 am Thanks!
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how can i use apache log files to recreate usage scenario

Recently i installed a website that had too many requests and it was too slow. Many improvements have been made to the web site code and we've also bought a new server. I want to test the new server ...
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Defending against botnet - how to analyze apache logs?

About 24 hours ago a DDOS attack started against my site. The apache logs look like this: 190.56.92.50 - - [10/Nov/2011:19:09:16 +0200] "GET /browse.php HTTP/1.0" 403 1207 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; ...
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Exchange 2010, user access logs?

Where can I locate log data for exchange 2010 that will show me data such as users accessing the db, or failed logon attempts. Thanks!
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Can postgres internal log rotation mechanism delete log files older than a certain time?

I am using posgtres' internal log rotation mechanism. I would like log files older than 30 days to be deleted. How do I get postgres to do this? If postgres does not support it, can I set logrotate to ...
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Possible to forward logs for microsoft products

This may be a duplicate, as i'm fishing for information, as I'm not that au fait with logging on windows. I know on Unix you can ship syslogs via the relay and RFC 5424. I also know you forward ...
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init script that logs output of the script

How can this be done? I know it's pretty simple and includes appending something like & or &> to the actual command that starts the init script. But, what is the best approach and how can ...
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SSH server breakin attempt?

I am running a Gentoo Linux server, and use Fail2Ban to block the script kiddies and their relentless banging on my SSH port. (Yes I know I can move to a different port number, but that is work, and ...
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AWStats out result in a single html file?

AWStats (awstats_buildstaticpages.pl) generates many htmls, e.g. awstats.mysite.alldomains.html awstats.mysite.allhosts.html awstats.mysite.allrobots.html awstats.mysite.browserdetail.html ...
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Is there a performance advantage to isolating database logs and data on different volumes (same RAID array) across a SAN?

On my old server, I separated them on to different RAID arrays to improve performance. Using a SAN is new to me, so I'm not sure of the optimal configuration. SAN: 48 drives. 10K 600GB SAS. RAID 50. ...
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Split large apache log file into the past day

I have a 3GB log file, I need to extract the past 48 hours without downloading the entire 3GB file. How can I split the file up into the past 48 hours. So I can only download that single file? I have ...
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print from a specific time in a log time

I wrote a script to print 5 days prior to the end of a log file ! and now I want to change it in some way to print 5 hours prior to the end of the file ! this is the script : for d in \ $(sed ...
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search and print specific date in a log file

I'm working with a log file and I want to print from a specific day till the end of it . that specific date is ($sd=27/Dec/2002) for example. now I want to search for this day and print from it till ...
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find a date in a log file

I want to find a date in a log file and print from that date till the end of log file and that date is 5 days prior to the end of log file which is 27/Dec/2002 the log file is like this : ...
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Apache/Server Logs help

I have this on my apache conf <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin info@myweb.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/web ServerName web.myweb.com ErrorLog logs/index-error_log CustomLog logs/index-access_log ...
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/var/log/btmp is 6GB, how to trim it down?

I know that /var/log/btmp is for failed login attempts. Typically having a file this large indicates brute force attempts. The 6GB is an accumulation over the past 3 years. I've taken steps to hide ...
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Measuring and visualing web application performance using apache logs?

I have a Django web application served up by mod_wsgi and Apache. I have apache logs of the web application in a production system, the logs include the time taken to serve the request in ...
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How to get the Log file name that we are monitoring using Zabbix?

I am trying to get the log file's name that we are monitoring using zabbix. Is there a way to do this? I created one item in zabbix to monitor log file like this: ...
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How to make logrotate keep the last week into the current .log

Is it possible to get logrotate to keep the last week of logs in the current file? for example : errors.log contains 30 days of logs after log rotate executes , I would have : errors.log with ...
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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 ...
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http server files download counter without website

I'm looking for a statistics tool on server side (IIS7) with following requirements: Displays file downloads via http (no websites to click on) Can set specific range to display results (download ...
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Deleting Database and Its Log file

I have a sql server running on a desktop and it has used up the disk space on C. I dont have historical data in the tables. SQL is used to process text files to then be loaded into TM1. All I need is ...
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Sun T2000 SC Log file

Is there a SC log file for the Sun T2000? I'm hoping to track down a possible power problem. So if you have any suggestions outside of a log file... that would be great. What makes me think its a ...
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Locate a string in a folder and the file it came from?

I am trying to find some keywords in my /var/log directory, so using cd /var/log cat * | grep keyword I find the string is in that directory and see the lines it exists on, but don't know which ...
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Preferred format of file names which include a timestamp

As we all know "unix" can have anything in a file except '/' and '\0', sysadmins however tend to have a much smaller preference, mainly due to nothing liking spaces as input ... and a bunch of things ...
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How to check why reboot command failed and machine was instead stopped?

I issued a reboot command but the server failed to reboot instead we lost communication with it, and we had to call the company to reset it. I am not an advanced users, but I want to check the log ...
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Merging Large IIS Logs

I am planning on using Webalizer to analyze and graph our IIS logs, but because we have a server farm Webalizer requires me to make sure that all of the logs are in chronological order (or else it ...
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Request for recommendations for logfile analyer / troubleshooting tool

I generally use google analytics, but occassionally I need to examine log files, for example to see how many 301 redirects from an old website are issued to real user-agents (rather than robots) Can ...
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Where I can find the log files of thin webserver

I'm using thin web server for my sinatra application. Some times it generate 504 gateway time out. Where I can see the access and error logs of thin?
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What shows up on network printer log [closed]

I sent a document to our HP network printer at work. I just typed a doc in word, printed it, and deleted it. Can it be recreated? What shows up on the log? The actual doc or just the time, number of ...
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Fast, reliable, open source encryption for large logs

I intend to use cloud storage for some of my application logs. These logs might contain confidential business data, so I would like to encrypt them prior to upload. For security reasons, I prefer ...
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Break-in attempts on Ubuntu VPS box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it normal to get hundreds of break-in attempts per day? What should I do if I find someone is brute forcing my server password? I have an Ubuntu 10.04 VPS box. ...
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What tool can be used to splice together log files from different sources?

I am trying to analyze a series of application requests. There are web logs, application server logs and data server logs, all with slightly different timestamps on each line. I'd like to splice ...
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Exim: temporarily rejected connection in “connect” ACL

2 Weeks ago, I randomly received the message "temporarily rejected connection in "connect" ACL" in the Exim mainlog. I tried clearing the Exim ratelimit files, restarting everything, but nothing ...
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Ultra-efficient compression

I store a very large (TBytes) amount of logs. These logs will rarely be extracted, and when they will - only a single file will be required. Could you recommend an ultra-efficient and extremely ...
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Mac OS X Server Secure Log full of failed SSH attempts

Whenever one of our server's admins tries to access our machine running Mac OS X Server 10.5 via SSH, I get the following error exactly every 10 seconds in the security log: sshd[32575]: ...
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How to find if anyone accessed a specific file on my webserver using the apache log or anything else

I'm running apache in a lamp configuration. Recently I had some sensitive files available because of a mix up in the options -Indexes in my HTacess. Now I want to find out if anyone accessed those ...
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Novell Netware 6.5 Server Logs

I have inherited a Novell Netware 6.5 server to manage. We had have some users move folders into other folders that they were not supposed to be able to do. Additionally, there have been cases were ...
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Multiple web servers log-files in one place?

I have few web servers behind load balancer. Load balancer is separate server and web servers are also located on separate machines. How is it possible to organize maintaining log files from different ...
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sudo: pam_limits(sudo:session): Unknown kernel rlimit 'Max realtime timeout' ignored

My debian box keep getting logs like those and logcheck keeps emailing me them. CRON[31443]: pam_limits(cron:session): Unknown kernel rlimit 'Max realtime timeout' ignored sudo: ...
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What does dvi, int, sto, flq etc. stand for in setupapi.dev.log-files?

When debugging my .inf-file I have ended up reading the setupapi.dev.log-file (/windows/inf/) to find out what is going wrong. The Microsoft generated log-file contains the following abbreviations ...
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How can I force IIS7 to log the actual default document of a directory rather than a “/”?

Logging under IIS7 seems to have changed in that access to a parent directory with a default document is now logged differently than IIS6. The s-uri-stem field appears to ignore whatever documents ...
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perl decode exim4 subject in cyrrilic

ive already looked at this article. Problem is like that, when im sending a letter throug exim4 and subject is with cyrrilic letters ive got something like this in maillog ...
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Website access log in Linux/CentOS?

I cant locate the file containing a log of all the IP addresses from where people have accessed my website. I'm running Redhat / CentOS linux system