Modifying Log settings

Article:HOWTO59363  |  Created: 2011-10-04  |  Updated: 2011-10-04  |  Article URL
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Modifying Log settings

You can modify the Log settings to specify Log levels for the Symantec Message Filter components and to specify the Log storage limits.

To modify Log settings

  1. In the Brightmail Control Center, click the Settings tab.

  2. In the left pane, under System Settings, click Logs.

  3. In the Host description list, select the Scanner for which to adjust log settings.

  4. For each component listed, select a log level that corresponds to the severity of errors that you want written to the log file.

  5. Check Enable message audit log to save the logs for scanned messages.

  6. Perform one of the following tasks:

    Select Bmserver log

    Saves the Message audit logs to Bmserver logs.

    To enable Message audit log with Bmserver log, the log level must be Notice, Information, or Debug.

    Select Event log

    Saves the Message audit logs to Windows event logs.

    Select Syslog

    Saves the Message audit logs to UNIX syslog.

    Select the appropriate syslog facility from the Facility list.

    Based on the facility level, the logs are directed to the different files.

    You must configure /etc/syslog.conf file for desired facility. This file stores the information about facilities and the locations of the log files.

    See Configuring the syslog.conf file for Syslog facilities settings.

  7. Check Apply to all Hosts to apply the same log level settings to all hosts.

    If you select Event Log for your Windows scanner and select Apply to all Hosts, UNIX scanners are configured for Syslog with the default facility.

  8. Under Log Storage Limits, perform any of the following tasks to keep the size of logs manageable:

    To restrict the size of the database that stores log data

    Check Maximum log size, type the size, and click the drop-down list to specify KB, MB, or GB.

    To restrict the number of days for which Symantec Message Filter logs data

    In the Number of days to store logs box, type the number of days.

  9. Under Log Display, in the Number of logs to display per page box, type the number of logs entries to display per page on the Logs tab.

  10. Click Save.

    You must restart the selected component for changes to log file locations to take effect.

  11. Do one of the following:

    • Click OK to save your settings and restart the component.

    • Click Cancel to save your settings without restarting the component.

See Viewing and saving logs.

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