Log export

On the “log export” page, all system log files can downloaded or exported to a remote SAMBA share.

An automated export schedule can be configured which will periodically export the system log files to a remote SAMBA share.

Log export
Password
A log export can be password encrypted. If no password is specified the export will not be encrypted.
Last modified

If set, only logs files which have been modified in the last given minutes will be exported.

Example:If you only want to export the log files which were updated in the last hour, set “Last modified” to 60 (i.e., 60 minutes).
Export location
A log export can be stored on a remote share or downloaded to the local system.

Log export configuration

The log export configuration (Admin ‣ Log export ‣ Log export config) page can be used to configure the remote SAMBA share and the automatic export schedule.

SMB share settings

The SMB share settings specify which remote SAMBA share should be used for remote export (automatic exports can only be stored on a remote share). The remote share can be any server that supports the SMB protocol (for example Microsoft Windows Network or SAMBA).

Test connection
can be used to test whether the specified share can be accessed with the provided settings and credentials.

Automatic log export

Enabled
To enable automatic exports, check the “Enabled” checkbox.
Cron expression
The cron expression determines at which intervals an export will be started. The default cron expression 0 0 3 * * ? automatically starts an export every night at 3 o’clock.
Password
The password with which the export will be encrypted.

General

Filename strategy
The filename of the export is determined by the strategy setting. Choose between “day of week”, “day of month”, “day of year” and “timestamp”. “Day of week” uses the day of the week for the filename (1-7), “Day of month” uses the day number for the filename (1-31), “Day of year” uses the day (1-365) for the filename and “Timestamp” uses the number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970 UTC for the filename.
Last modified
If set, only logs files which have been modified in the last given minutes will be exported.

Example Cron Expressions

Expression Meaning
0 0 12 * * ? Export at 12pm (noon) every day
0 15 10 ? * * Export at 10:15am every day
0 10,44 14 ? 3 WED Export at 2:10pm and at 2:44pm every Wednesday in March
0 15 10 15 * ? Export at 10:15am on the 15th day of every month
0 15 10 L * ? Export at 10:15am on the last day of every month