Domain Time II Audit Server
Settings on this page control the Audit Server's text and syslog options.
The Audit Server service keeps a record in text format of its activity, which includes housekeeping and audit run information.
To configure the Audit Server logs, click Audit Server -> Audit Log File Settings from the Manager menu.
Text Logs are kept in the
%SystemRoot%\System32\ folder. There are two main log files collected when the service is running:
This is the currently active service text log file.
If log archiving is enabled (see below), additional archived log files will be created using a
dtaudit.YYYYMMDD.log naming scheme (i.e. dtaudit.20090928.log).
A detailed text log of the service startup process. Only data from the latest startup is included.
To view these logs, click the button, which launches the Domain Time Log Viewer.
This drop-down chooses what type of entries to include in the log. You can increase or decrease the amount of information logged as needed.
The available levels are (in increasing amount of detail):
This switch will only disable the dtaudit.log file. The other system log, dtaudit.startup.log cannot be disabled.
Only messages marked as Errors will be logged
Logs will include Errors and Warnings
Includes Errors, Warnings, and Information messages.
Includes all of the above, plus detailed Trace information.
Includes all available information provided by the service.
Debug logging will generate a great deal of data, so be sure to only enable it
when you need the additional information, and don't forget to turn it off when finished troubleshooting.
This sets how large the log file is allowed to grow (in kilobytes).
Once the maximum size is reached, the oldest events will be scrolled off to make room for new events. Enter 0 (zero) if you don't want to limit the log size.
It's a good idea to set a log size that will allow you to keep enough history to help you determine the timeframe and scope of any issues you may encounter.
Domain Time can automatically archive the text log on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.
When the log is archived, all existing log events in the dtaudit.log
file will be written to an archive file named
dtaudit.YYYYMMDD.log (i.e. dtaudit.20090928.log) and the current log file will then be cleared to accept new data.
You can choose how many archived log files to keep on the machine. When the indicated limit is reached, the oldest log file will be deleted.
As of version 5.2.b.20180101, Audit Server can also send a subset of the Audit Server service logs to syslog servers.
To configure the Audit Server Syslog output, click Audit Server -> Audit Syslog Settings from the Manager menu.
When enabled, Audit Server can send the service activity information to syslog server(s). You can set the level of information
sent independently of the settings for the text service log.
You may list up to eight targets on the Syslog Server line. Only IP addresses are supported. Separate targets with commas, spaces, or semicolons.
Use the radio buttons to select the RFC format that conforms to your syslog server.
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