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Old 06-04-2008
Analysing Log Files?

I'm not sure if this query is relevant to this forum but here goes anyways...

I want analyse log files that do not appear to be of standard format. I have tried using Analog but cannot config it to read the files.

Does anyone have any advice on working with log files taken from a Unix (Solaris) server?

# 2  
Old 06-04-2008
don't know what 'Analog' is, but.... posting a sample log file and defining the term 'analyse' could help.
# 3  
Old 06-04-2008
Analog: WWW logfile analysis

Looks like I have an event log rather than a web log.

Are there tools for examining event logs?
# 4  
Old 06-04-2008
Have a look at the LogFile and LogFormat directives in the httpd.conf, they should tell you what format is used, it many not be unified log format.

EDIT, jut read the last post.

Can you provide a sample event? What is generating the events?
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Old 06-04-2008
Others might know - I don't.
# 6  
Old 06-04-2008
Usually you work with the tools that come with about every Unix/Linux. Some of them are grep, sort, cut, uniq, sed, awk, and so on.
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Old 06-04-2008
Originally Posted by reborg
Can you provide a sample event? What is generating the events?
Here are the first few lines for the logfile in question:

<log4j:event logger="VistaMonitor" timestamp="1212424680270" time="Mon Jun 02 17:38:00 BST 2008" level="INFO" thread="VistaPooledThread-10:101" schema="LMS">

Background Job Service: Available number of worker threads: 5
Background Job Service: Number of started jobs per thread: 7879,7180,6922,7145,7969
Background Job Service: Number of completed jobs per thread: 7879,7180,6922,7145,7969
Background Job Service: Number of failed jobs per thread: 0,0,0,0,0
Background Job Service: Total number of pending jobs: 0
Background Job Service: Total number of started jobs: 37095
Background Job Service: Total number of completed jobs: 37095
Background Job Service: Total number of failed jobs: 0
Background Job Service: Completed jobs: 100%

Session: Current user count: 22
Session: Active user sessions in last 5/10/15 minutes: 4/8/9
Session: Average requests/minute for the last 5 minutes: 31
Http Session: Current number of open sessions: 4648
Http Session: High water mark of the total number of open sessions: 24765
Http Session: Total number of sessions opened: 410383
Ideally I would like to get an 'extract' of the Current user count value for each day or hour. I've no idea to go about it.

Someone else has managed to do something similar here:
WebCT Log Analyzer - Main Page

I have contacted them but have not received a reply.

Any ideas how I can setup something the same/similar?


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