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How to change log location on UNIX-based operating systems running inSync On-Premise

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This article applies to:

  • OS: UNIX
  • Product edition: inSync On-Premise


At times you may be running low on disk space and would need to change the default log location on UNIX-based servers running inSync On-premise server. The default log location on UNIX servers running inSync On-premise is/var/log/inSyncCloud/.

Procedure to change the log location

To change the log location, you need to create a soft link and point the default location to any desired location where you want the logs to be stored. Perform the following steps:

  1. Create a directory using the mkdir command. For example, Here we will create a “log” folder under /tmp directory

[root@druva-centos7 log]# cd /tmp/

[root@druva-centos7 tmp]# mkdir log

  1. Now we will create a soft link using the ln -s command.

[root@druva-centos7 ~]# ln -s /var/log/inSyncCloud/ /tmp/log/

  1. Verify that the soft link is created successfully by running the following command on the destination directory.

[root@druva-centos7 ~]# ls -al /tmp/log/

lrwxrwxrwx.  1 root root 21 Aug  8 19:19 inSyncCloud -> /var/log/inSyncCloud

  1. Stop inSync Master services by running the following command.

[root@druva-centos7 ~]# systemctl stop inSyncMasterAll

5. Start inSync Master services by running the following command.

[root@druva-centos7 ~]# systemctl start inSyncMasterAll

6. Navigate to the new location to verify that the logs are available by running the following commands.

[root@druva-centos7 ~]# cd /tmp/log/

[root@druva-centos7 inSyncCloud]# pwd


[root@druva-centos7 inSyncCloud]# ls -al

total 524

drwxrwxr-x. 2 insyncserver insyncserver   4096 Aug 6 19:25 .

drwxr-xr-x. 8 root         root 4096 Aug 6 20:40 ..

-rw-r--r--. 1 insyncserver insyncserver   1788 Aug 8 19:23 AuthDB.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 insyncserver insyncserver  46057 Aug 8 19:53 BJCron.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 insyncserver insyncserver  60999 Aug 8 19:53 BJWorker.log

-rw-r-----. 1 insyncserver insyncserver  47802 Aug 8 19:23 CPortal.log

-rw-r-----. 1 insyncserver insyncserver   2762 Aug 8 19:23 Cron.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 insyncserver insyncserver    708 Aug 8 19:26 bynamo.1.log

-rw-r-----. 1 insyncserver insyncserver 114778 Aug  8 19:52 inSyncCloudServer.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 insyncserver insyncserver 169545 Aug  8 19:23 inSyncConfigDBDumpNode.log

-rw-r-----. 1 insyncserver insyncserver    243 Aug 8 19:21 inSyncConfigDBMonitor.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 insyncserver insyncserver   1574 Aug 8 19:26 inSyncStorage1.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 root         insyncserver 280 Aug 6 19:25 inSyncStoragePerms.log

-rw-r-----. 1 insyncserver insyncserver  33264 Aug 8 19:43 inSyncSyncServer.log

-rw-r--r--. 1 root         root 11901 Aug 8 19:53 sharedb.log

The logs are now written in the new location.

Note: The commands to start and stop Druva master services will differ depending on the UNIX OS version. 

Refer to How to start and stop inSync services on Windows and Linux devices for commands to start and stop the inSync services.

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