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Home > Success Center > Kiwi CatTools > Kiwi CatTools 3.11 Administrator Guide > Menus > Options > Logging

Logging

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Syslog:

Send logs to Syslog Server:

Tick box to enable sending of log messages to syslog server. Default is Off.

Syslog Server:

Name or IP Address of target syslog server, that you want your logs sent to.

Protocol:

Drop-Down menu option; UDP or TCP. Default is UDP.

Port:

May be set to any valid port number. UDP default is 514.

Facility:

Drop-Down menu option to select Facility setting for outgoing syslog messages. Default is Local0.

Logging Level:

Drop-Down menu option to select what level of log messages are forwarded to the target syslog server. Default is "Info and above".

Test Syslog:

Click button to send a test message to the target syslog server, using the options selected above. Verifies your configuration and network connection.

Info log:

Log info log messages to local log file:

Tick the box to enable info log messages to be logged to a local log file. The default is On.

The log file created is named "InfoLog.txt" and can be found in the CatTools install folder

Logging level:

This drop-Down menu lets you select what level of messages are to be logged to local file. The default is "Debug and above".

Limit File size:

This file can become rather large if the logging of debug messages is enabled. You can purge the log file by using the File | Delete | Delete log file menu or by checking this option you can limit the size of the info log to the size in Mb specified in the size field. When the log file gets to this size, it is closed, renamed to infolog_prev.txt, and a new log file is created. The previous log file is kept in case there is a requirement to go back in the log further than what is contained in the current log. This previous log is deleted before a current log that has reached maximum size is renamed.

The effect of having this option turned on is that there are two log files, a current and a previous.

If the option is set off, the log file grows indefinitely.

Activity log:

Log Activity summary to local log file:

Tick the box to enable the CatTools activity summary to be logged to a local log file. The default is On.

The log file created is named "Activitylog.txt" and can be found in the CatTools install folder.

Limit File size:

Checking this allows you to limit the size of the activity log to the size in Mb specified in the size field. When the log file gets to this size, it is closed, renamed to activitylog_prev.txt, and a new log file is created. The previous log file is kept in case there is a requirement to go back in the log further than what is contained in the current log. This previous log is deleted before a current log that has reached maximum size is renamed.

The effect of having this option turned on is that there are two log files, a current and a previous.If the option is set off, the log file grows indefinitely.

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