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LUA Download Size Monitoring

Created: 13 Nov 2012 • Updated: 19 Dec 2012 | 2 comments
EssKay's picture
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Apologies in advance as I have not had a real good look at this on my own yet, hoping someone already has the solution to be honest.

What I am looking do is monitor the downloads from LiveUpdate Administrator to a local log file logging the time, file, and filesize. This will be LUA sucking the updates from Symantec. This is to be an automated process. The idea being is that when we are accused of flooding network links we can product evidence of the amount of data transferred and across what time. Is this information captured within a log presently that we can simply scrape to get the required data? If not can it be obtained in some manner?

I will also need to be able to tell how much data downstream SEPM's will be consuming from the Distribution Centers. Likewise, is this information captured within a log presently that we can simply scrape to get the required data? If not can it be obtained in some manner?

Hoping this is not pushing the envelope too far :-)

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SMLatCST's picture

As far as SEPM downloading from your LUA, the log.liveupdate file contains download sizes.  Just look for lines like:

"14/11/2012, 12:22:22 GMT -> Download complete: Original estimated file size: 1723; Actual bytes downloaded: 1723"

The file can be found on the SEPM(s) in "C:\ProgramData\Symantec\LiveUpdate" or "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\LiveUpdate" depending on your OS.

As far as the size of the downloads by the LUA from Symantec Liveupdate however, I've not been able to find a reference to this.  The data is accessible from the activity monitor details for the "Download Schedule" jobs, so must be in the the database, but I can't find a DB schema article for LUA.

Perhaps you could test to find out if this info is in the LUA debug logs?  Or if you have a DBA, maybe they can fathom out the PostgreSQL?

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EssKay's picture

Thanks a lot that is a great start!

Unfortunately did not get to this today. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon will proove more time rich, though I doubt it!

Regards,

Dean