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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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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Azure, Log4Net log file, FTP transfer, Response: 550

I have an ASP.NET MVC website on Azure using log4net file appender. I cannot download the log files with FileZilla because of the following error: Response: 550 The process cannot access the file ...
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How can I reconstruct session from pcap file?

I am trying to extract session level (flow level) information from my pcap trace file. I want to generate the following data for each line of session (flow): Flow_num, IP_Src, IP_Dst, ...
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Logcheck: wildcards which include non-latin characters

On my mail server, I have a custom logcheck rule as follows, which is intended to filter messages from deliver: ^\w{3} [ :0-9]{11} [._[:alnum:]-]+ deliver\.*\): msgid=.*: saved mail to.*$ ...
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EDB log files accumulating on Windows 2003 DC

We have a domain controller that has over 4,000 edb*.log files since 11/29/10. Our other DCs have one file. The kb247715 article discusses how the edb logs work. Clearly something isn't right on the ...
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Archive & analyse network logs from NetBSD on another machine

I want to use the the new NetBSD's NPF firewall on a gateway that also has the legal obligation to log the traffic for 1 year. To offload the gateway, I though to put the logging stuff (and IDS, quota ...
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Server Log Format

I'm trying to understand this server log line from cache_access.log. What does each field represent, specifically why are there three IPs listed and what does each represent? [HIT - - - -] ...
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monitoring error rate with monit

Is there a way to tell monit to alert me if there are more than X errors (e.g. lines matching "ERROR") in a log file in a certain time? My use case would be: errors sometimes appear in my log file ...
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How can I use a remote admin tool (puppet or chef) combined with a sync tool (e.g. rsync) to send log files from several servers to a central server?

Summary How can I use a remote admin tool (puppet or chef) combined with a sync tool (e.g. rsync) and scheduler (cron) to send log files from several servers to a central server? Context Our ...
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Trying to Setup Log Monitoring with Sentry

I am trying to setup a log monitoring application for monitoring Jboss Application logs. We have more than 50 Jboss Application servers in all our environments. My Requirement is below. The log ...
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Monit check log file content

I am having a issue with Monits content check. I know I can check the log file like this check file test.log with path logs/test.log if not match "something" for 5 cycles then alert But the log ...
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Unable to log iptables

I'm having trouble getting iptables to log to any file. My iptables looks like: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 1366 packets, 433582 bytes) pkts bytes target prot opt in out source ...
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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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Apache2 dynamic custom filename for log files

I would like to apply a date based custom filename for apache2 log files, which I want to use for clickheat. In the example it writes: CustomLog "clickheat.%Y-%m-%d-%H" "%r" env=clickheat But for ...
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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 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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Visualizing DNS named query logs

Anyone out has suggestions as to what is available for visualizing logs produced by named?
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nginx, separate robot access log and human access log

I'm trying to separate the robot access log and human access log, so I'm using below configuration: http { .... map $http_user_agent $ifbot { default 0; "~*rogerbot" 3; ...
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Set CMTrace Font

Might be a bit of a long shot but I was wondering if anyone knew of, or could speculate on, a way to change the default font of CMTrace. It seems to use some Sans-Serif font. I'd like to change it to ...
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What does 'http: getaddrinfo*.gaih_getanswer: got type “46”' mean

Today I got an e-mail from logcheck informing me that the following system event occurred. http: getaddrinfo*.gaih_getanswer: got type "46" Indeed, the above message occurs 4 times in ...
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How can one get a UDE report from Microsoft Fixit Center Pro?

As per this video anybody is supposed to be able to upload their server's logs to the Microsoft Fixit center Pro and get an Automated diagnostic report called UDE. ...
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Log to file in Asterisk: append with newline

(I am testing on Asterisk 11.7.0~dfsg-1ubuntu1) I am using the following format to append to a logfile, according to the documentation: same => n,Set(FILE(/tmp/mylog.txt,,,a)=my-log-message) ...
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nginx logging: Is there a way to log request time in milliseconds since Unix epoch?

I'm aware of the $msec logging parameter which gives the request time as seconds since Unix epoch with millisecond granularity. However, the format of this includes a period '.' e.g. '1407233265.472' ...
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Directories converted to files

Our development team went to start HTTPD and got this: Starting httpd: (20)Not a directory: httpd: could not open error log file /etc/httpd/logs/error_log. Unable to open logs ...
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mysql server initialization error if I add 'log = “testfile_log.log” '

Guys I'm just trying to set my general log file set up like here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5441972/how-to-see-log-files-in-mysql. so I added log = "testfile_log.log" as below to my.ini # ...
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Is it possible to have multiple log files for one rsnapshot?

the company im working for use rsnapshot for its backup. I know where to put the log path in the conf file, but i was wondering if it was possible to have something like : /var/log/rsnapshot --> ...
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What are recommended permissions for files in /var/log?

I am working on tightening the security for various servers (mainly Debian Linux), and one of the tasks is to tighten permissions on files in /var/log so that files are not world readable. But there ...
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Zabbix 2.0 log monitoring - deactivating trigger

I am using Zabbix for monitoring log files. I've got trigger, which is activated when errors are written to the log: {Test:log["/opt/test/log.out","^ERROR.*$","UTF-8",100].diff(0)}>0 So, now I ...
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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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My Linux server crashes twice; Apache and system logs have portions of other text files

I have a web server that has been running pretty smoothly for years. Twice recently it has gone down for no apparent reason - the monit logs don't show any particularly high anything going on. CPU ...
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Gathering backups logs for Windows Server Backup

I have a few servers running Windows Server Standard SP2, all of which are running windows server backup. It runs daily, and I would like to receive a notification that the backups have completed ...
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Excel techniques for perfmon csv log file analysis

I have perfmon running against several servers, where I'm outputting to a .csv file data like CPU %time, memory bytes free, hard disk I/O metrics like s/write and writes/s. The ones graphing the SQL ...
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Should I be concerned at Microsoft Security Essentials network sweep with full scan enabled?

I'm trying out Microsoft Security Essentials on a test computer. I set it to run a full scan last night at 2am, and this morning I noticed a lot of 403s in my Apache error.log coming from that ...
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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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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 ...
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Baidu trying to access .ftpquota in Nginx access.log

When I look at the Nginx access.log there are always several attempts from Baidu to access the file .ftpquota. When I do a ls -a I can see that the file even doesn't exist. I don't use FTP. Here are ...
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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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Awstats exclude Country

I have Awstats + GeoIP and I would like to exclude an entire country. Is there a way to do that? I'm not sure SkipHosts would do it, since it probably has something to do with the GeoIP plugin. ...
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What is /stop in my server logs?

Why do my server logs show GET requests to /stop? I believe this is due to modsecurity but cannot determine why or the importance.
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Server log shows Visitors asking for “408” with blank referrers and user agents,

I've created a website in a similar pattern to another website I already have, and hosted it on a similar server (only on a different IP). I've noticed that about 70% of my visitors (of no certain ...
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Apache error logs are empty httpd.conf defines the error log file in /var/log/httpd/error_log

I am relatively new to server administration and log files, so I am not sure what's wrong here. But here is what's going on. I am a PHP developer and I often navigate to ...
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Apache2 access.log interpretation

I'm pretty new to apache in general. It's a LAMP installation on Ubuntu server 14.04 and all is up to date. I'm also running a squid proxy on the same box(not transparent) with success in my ...
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windows GUI app open “fake log file” redirect log to tcp socket?

Lots of windows GUI application can save log to a local log file, but the log file have to be file in local driver or network mapping driver. for example: c:\log.log I want to know whether it is ...
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CustomLog responds but there are no output on client

So my friend had a server that responds incorrectly, for example this request: time curl -vv 'http://x.x.x.x/~a/fsocial/json_eod_per_code/PTBA-2014-2-c.json' * Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache * ...
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RFC 5424 Syslog Viewer

I've been looking for a log viewer that understands syslog messages, specifically in RFC 5424 format (including structured data elements), and ideally allows live monitoring (tail like) and ...
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GET /wpad.dat entries flooding my access_log

I have a small LAN of some 30 users in it with proxy auto configuration enabled and working. Two of them are requesting wpad.dat file too rapidly at a pace of 30 times per second. 10.1.14.246 - - ...
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Which Log file to check for strange Ubuntu server behaviour (offline for 5minutes at random times)

I am having problems with my Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS server. My monitor application claims it goes off every morning at about 4 AM for 5 to 10 minutes. I am not sure where to start the troubleshooting ...
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Exchange 2010 logs

Exchange 2010 sometimes doesn't delete its logs after full backup completion! Usually, we we just delete these logs (and we didn't face any problem because of that) However; is there another way to ...
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Apache error log not showing full path of 404 failures

If I have a working path like /gallery/landscapes and I try to access this inexistent url: /gallery/landscapes/whatever I see the 404 error in my browser but the apache log says that I had an ...
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Nginx bytes sent larger then acutal file size

I am using Nginx 1.4.1 and when I looked at the log file and added up the total bytes sent for different files it was larger then the file size. Here is part of the log file 127.0.0.1 - User1 ...