Domainplus domain management system FAQ

Managing Log Files and Log Rotation

Plesk allows managing log files and log rotation settings from the control panel. To access these functions, click the Log Manager button on the Domain Administration page. The Log Manager page will open. From this page, you can perform the following operations:

  • Sort the list of log files by name in ascending or descending order. To sort the list, click on the Modification date, Name, or Size header of the list. An arrow will show the order of sorting.

  • Search through the list of log files for a certain pattern. It may help you in case you have a great number of log files in the list and you need to work with a particular one. To search through the list, type the pattern string into the text input field and click Search. If there were any items found matching the entered pattern string, they will all be displayed in the form of a reduced list. The button Show All will revert to displaying the whole list.

  • Specify the number of log file's lines to be displayed at once. To do that, type in the number of lines in the Lines of log file to be displayed input field prior to selecting a log file for viewing.

  • View a log file. To this effect, click on a log file's name in the list. The log file contents will be displayed in a separate Log File Viewer window.

  • Save a log file on your local machine. To do that, click on the appropriate diskette icon to the left of the Sel column. After that you will need to specify the location on your local machine and the file name for the downloaded log file to be saved, and then click Save.

  • Delete log files. To this effect, check the corresponding checkboxes in the Sel column and click Remove Selected.

To configure the log rotation preferences, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Log Rotation button on the Log Files Management page. The Log Rotation Preferences page will open.

  2. Click the On/Off button to enable/disable log rotation. The log rotation status is indicated by an appropriate icon.

  3. Select the log rotation periodicity to be based on:

    • log file size - enter the size in kilobytes in the appropriate field
    • time - select from the drop-down list. It can be set to Daily, Weekly, and Monthly.

  4. Specify the maximum number of log files in the appropriate input field, if desired. The maximum number is the number of processed files to be kept for each log file.

  5. Check the Compress log files checkbox to enable compression.

  6. In the Send mail to input field, enter the e-mail address, for the processed log files to be delivered to.

  7. Click Update to submit changes. Clicking Up will discard any unsubmitted changes and return you to the Log Files Management page.

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