Configuring Logging
  • 12 May 2022
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Configuring Logging

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The CTERA Edge Filer contains a log that displays the different actions on the CTERA Edge Filer. You can configure log settings, such as which types of logs to display in the user interface.
To view logs, in the Configuration view, select Logs > Log Viewer in the navigation pane.
The Log Viewer page is displayed:
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You can also configure the CTERA Edge Filer to send logs to a syslog server. While the CTERA Edge Filer log is limited by the amount of available storage space, a syslog server can store an unlimited number of logs.

Note

Free syslog servers are available, such as Kiwi Syslog Daemon: http://www.kiwisyslog.com/.

Configuring Event Log Settings

To configure event log settings:

  1. In the Configuration view, in the navigation pane
    Either, select Logs > Log Settings.
    Or, select Logs > Log Viewer and click Log Settings.
    The Log Settings page is displayed.
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  2. Configure the settings as required:
    Keep logs for – The number of days that the CTERA Edge Filer stores logs.
    Store logs in – The volume where the CTERA Edge Filer stores logs. If you choose Memory, the logs are deleted each time you reboot the CTERA Edge Filer.
    Log Level – The minimum log level to display in the CTERA Edge Filer user interface. For example, if you select Critical, then only Critical, Alert, and Emergency logs are displayed in the CTERA Edge Filer user interface.
    The logs are filtered accordingly.
    Cloud Backup Log Level – All backup and restore operations are logged. Specify whether additional information about files that are backed up and restored, such as file name, deduplication ratio, is displayed:
    • Log Every File – Provide additional information about all backed up and restored files.
    • Log Errors Only – Only provide additional information about files for which errors occurred during backup and restore operations.
    • No Logging – Do not provide additional information about backed up and restored files.
      See Cloud Backup Logs in Viewing Logs.
  3. Click Save.

Configuring Syslog Settings

To configure syslog logging:

  1. In the Configuration view, select Logs > Syslog in the navigation pane.
    The Syslog page is displayed.
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  2. Select the Use Syslog option to enable syslog logging.
  3. Configure the syslog:
    Minimum Event Severity – The minimum event level to send to the Syslog server. For example, if you select Critical, then only Critical, Alert, and Emergency log entries are sent to the syslog server.
    Server Address – The syslog server's IP address.
    Syslog Port – The syslog server's port number. The default port is 514.
    Protocol Type – The protocol to use for sending logs to the syslog server: TCP or UDP.
  4. Click Save.

Configuring Audit Log Settings

See Auditing SMB File Access.


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