Checking the Logs

I’ve searched around the forum, the WiKi and can’t find a direct answer to my log questions.

I have installed a USB Drive and enabled the Settings>Logs to use the USB Drive and to not Archive Old logs on MiOS.

I enabled Lock Log Levels. Assuming that means more log data.

I understand USB drives are formatted to only 512MB… grrr… but oh well…

All other options are enabled except Archive to MiOS.

To check the log I use a browser address of http://192.168.x.x/cgi-bin/cmh/log.sh?Device=LuaUPnP

  1. Will this browser address view the log created on the USB drive? I checked and the log it displays is date current, but is it the log on the USB drive?

  2. Is this a proper setup? My pressing question is “Lock Log Levels”. Enable = What exactly? Disable = What exactly?

Thanks for any insights.

[quote=“additude, post:1, topic:191860”]To check the log I use a browser address of http://192.168.x.x/cgi-bin/cmh/log.sh?Device=LuaUPnP

  1. Will this browser address view the log created on the USB drive? I checked and the log it displays is date current, but is it the log on the USB drive?[/quote]Sort of, but No. The URL shows you a live log. This is a stream from the log file’s most recent entries. Essentially tail -f

To peruse the full log and log files from previous days, you’ll need to use SSH as a terminal into Vera or SCP the files locally. The log files can be found at /tmp/log/cmh/LuaUPnP.log*

2. Is this a proper setup? My pressing question is "Lock Log Levels". Enable = What exactly? Disable = What exactly?
It disables an automatic feature that would turn off verbose logging after 24 hours. So, if you choose Lock log levels and you turn on Verbose logging, those settings won't change unless you manually alter them.

As a final note, do not turn on verbose logging unless you actually need it and are trying to troubleshoot a specific issue. As they clearly state, verbose logging increases system load significantly and can itself cause your system to become unstable and or deplete system memory. Standard logging is usually more verbose than most people need or like.

http://docs5.micasaverde.com/doc.php?language=1&manual=1&platform=2&page=advanced_settings_logs

Appreciate that feedback Z-Waver,

Now I am on it and know what to do.

Have a great day.