Logging Options

Description

Allows you to set AutoMate's logging options. AutoMate can maintain a text log file that documents various events and messages. AutoMate Enterprise Edition Runtime components can also use external database logging to log events to an external datasource.

Parameters

Property

Description

Enable text logging

If enabled, AutoMate will log system and task events to separate text log files in the directory specified (enabled by default). AutoMate Enterprise Runtime components also log an audit log file. These files can then be viewed using the AutoMate Event Log located in the Task Administrator, or using any standard text editor. When text logging is enabled, it activates the following options mentioned below.

Location for log files

Specifies where the Automate System, Audit Events and Task Events logs are written. The default location is dependant on the operating system that AutoMate is installed on. They are usually as follows:  

  • C:\ProgramData\Network Automation\AutoMate 9 (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Win2k8)

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Network Automation\AutoMate 9 (WINXP, WIN2K3)

This parameter is active only if the Enable text logging parameter is enabled.

Trim log at

Specifies what size the log file should reach in kb before being trimmed. The default value is 5000 kb. This parameter is active only if the Enable text logging parameter is enabled.

Enable Database Logging (AutoMate Premium Edition)

If enabled, AutoMate events are written to an external datasource (disabled by default). The datasource can be configured using the Configure button, which presents a standard OLEDB connection string dialog. AutoMate will automatically create and maintain the tables in this database when logging starts. The AutoMate events can then be viewed using the AutoMate Event Viewer of the Task Administrator, or queried against like any other database in your database server. Enabling this parameter activates the following parameters mentioned below.

Configure

Allows configuration of the external datasource string. The database must already be present before AutoMate starts in order for database logging to work correctly. This parameter is active only if the Enable Database Logging parameter is enabled.

Automatically trim AutoMate Event Log

If enabled, allows AutoMate to automatically trim the database log. The available trim options are days or months. The default is 6 months. This parameter is active only if the Enable Database Logging parameter is enabled.

See Also

Task Administrator - Overview

System Options - Overview

Customizing Task Administrator Windows & Toolbars