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FTP Logging Page

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Use the FTP Logging feature page to configure logging features at the server or site level, and to configure logging settings.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Elements

 

Element Name Description

One log file per

Specifies whether to use a single log file for the entire FTP server or to use separate log files on a site-by-site basis. The options are:

Server - Specifies that you use a single log file for the entire FTP server.

Site - Specifies that you use separate log files for each FTP site.

noteNote
Using a single log file for your server may be helpful when you are using log parsing utilities, but this may create larger log files that may begin to affect the overall performance of the FTP server.

Select W3C Fields

Displays the Information To Log dialog box.

noteNote
This version of the FTP server only supports W3C Extended Log File format.

Directory

Specifies the base folder to store log files.

noteNote
When you are using separate log files on a site-by-site basis, the base folder will be appended with the service name and unique ID for the site. For example, these identifiers might be appended: FTPSVC1 or FTPSVC2,.

WarningWarning
When you specify a UNC path for the logging folder, you will need to make sure that you configure the permissions for the FTP service to create log files on the destination share.

Encoding

Specifies the file encoding for log files. The options are:

UTF8 - Enables both single-byte and multibyte characters in one string.

ANSI - Enables only single-byte characters in a string.

noteNote
UTF8-encoded log files enable you to read text-based entries in a language other than English. Additionally, if your FTP server serves URLs in a language other than the one supported by the server's default code page, you should enable UTF-8 encoding for log content.

Schedule

Specifies creating new log files that are based on a fixed time interval. The options are:

  • Hourly: Creates a new log file every hour.

  • Daily: Creates a new log file daily.

  • Weekly: Creates a new log file each week.

  • Monthly: Creates a new log file once a month.

Maximum file size (in bytes)

Specifies whether to create new log files when file size exceeds the maximum file size entered in the Maximum File Size box.

Do not create new log files

Specifies that you use the current log file without creating a new one. Selecting this option sets the size of the current log file to unlimited.

noteNote
Using a single log file for your site may be helpful when you are using log parsing utilities, but this may create larger log files that may begin to affect the overall performance of the FTP server.

Use local time for file naming and rollover

Specifies rotating the log files that are based on the local time zone (if using the Schedule option), instead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). By default, log files roll over at midnight UTC instead of at midnight according to the local time zone.

Actions Pane Elements

 

Element Name Description

Apply

Saves the changes that you have made on the feature page.

Cancel

Cancels the changes that you have made on the feature page.

Disable

Disables the feature.

View Logs

Opens the log file directory.

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