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Alert does not record logs on the network drive

Created by John Wallace, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Unable to set an alert to record logs located on a network drive.



NPM 11.5.x


The Alerting Engine v2 requires different permissions and wants the log files to be local so the alerting engine can write to them easily.


As a workaround,

  1. Have the alert create a script to write to the log located on the network drive instead. 
  2. When selecting the trigger action to execute a script, select a wrapper pointing to the enduser-created script that will execute writing to the log.



Note: There are a number of templates available online for creating similar scripts to be edited for end-user UNC pathnames



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21:43, 22 Jun 2016