Is it possible to get the contents of system logs using the Log Watch command?
The content of some system logs can be viewed via Log Watch, but most system errors reported in the system logs are not available through Mirapoint Unified Logging (MUL).
The system logs might contain significant system (the internal processes) or appliance (hardware or component) errors, for example:
- Services going up or down
- Web connect failures
- SSL failures
- Appliance reboots
- Core dumps
- NDMP/backup notifications
Many of these events are not available through MUL, using the Log Addroute and Log Watch commands.
The Mirapoint Administration Protocol Reference and CLI online help provides more information on all the subsystems and corresponding events that are available through MUL.
If wild-carded data identifiers are used while defining log routes, one can get all the available events through MUL. For example, if the following command string is entered:
Log Addroute "" MTA.* Watch
The result will give every available mail transfer event.
The following command string will give every available event for directory service (LDAP):
Log Addroute "" DIR.* Watch