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Article ID: 6601, created on Aug 13, 2009, last review on May 25, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 6.0
  • Operations Automation 5.5
  • Operations Automation 5.4


How to configure log rotation on POA for Windows nodes (management node and others)?


Log rotation parameters on Windows-based POA Nodes are defined in file C:\Program Files\SWsoft\PEM\syslog\etc\syslog.conf, please find example of this file below:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <source name="src_udp" type="udp"/>
    <destination name="poa_log"   file="poa.log"       rotate="daily" backlogs="28" dateext="yes" autocompress="yes"/>
    <destination name="poa_debug" file="poa.debug.log" rotate="daily" backlogs="28" dateext="yes" autocompress="yes"/>
    <filter name="poa_log">
        <facility name="local0" />
        <priority name="emerg" />
        <priority name="alert" />
        <priority name="crit" />
        <priority name="error" />
        <priority name="warning" />
        <priority name="notice" />
        <priority name="info" />
    <filter name="poa_debug">
        <facility name="local0"/>
        <priority name="emerg"/>
        <priority name="alert"/>
        <priority name="crit"/>
        <priority name="error"/>
        <priority name="warning"/>
        <priority name="notice"/>
        <priority name="info"/>
        <priority name="debug"/>
    <logpath source="src_udp" filter="poa_log" destination="poa_log" />
    <logpath source="src_udp" filter="poa_debug" destination="poa_debug"/>
    <options logdir="C:/Program Files/SWsoft/PEM/var/log"/>

You may change values for options:

  • 'rotate' - log rotation frequency
  • 'backlogs' - number of rotated logs to keep (please do keep logs for the last week or two at least)
  • 'logdir' - location of POA logs

Windows service "PEM syslogd" should be restarted to apply changes.

If this file does not exist, it could be manually created and filled with aforementioned configuration.

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