Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How and where do I set and check the server logs

Posted on 2014-09-03
6
253 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
How and where do I set and check the server logs when hosting on Amazon Web Service.

what is best way to Check and verify  data
0
Comment
Question by:jgdvishnu
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Sir Learnalot
Sir Learnalot earned 250 total points
ID: 40306441
For Linux, log files are located under the /var/log directory and its subdirectories. Within this directory there are several log files with different names and which record different types of info. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

    /var/log/message
        Contains global system messages, including the messages that are logged during system startup. Includes mail, cron, daemon, kern, auth, etc.
    /var/log/auth.log
        Authenication logs
    /var/log/kern.log
        Kernel logs
    /var/log/cron.log
        Crond logs


Depending on the web service you are using from Amazon, the location of those logs differ. What AWS are you using?
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Sir Learnalot
ID: 40306474
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticbeanstalk/latest/dg/using-features.loggingS3.title.html

Dunno if this one helps, like I said depends on what AWS you are using
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
shalomc earned 250 total points
ID: 40311051
If you talk about servers on EC2, then their logs behave exactly like for servers in your datacenter.
0
Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

 

Author Comment

by:jgdvishnu
ID: 40313570
Thanks Shalomc & LearnALot,

2 issues:-
1) suppose I am user1 logged into AWS console what I need to do is to check the application logs on snapshot.logs from the browser instead of logging from Unix.


2) on the unix AWS server with same user id when I ran Cron Job I do not see  application logs statements that I am trying to print through the log4J. However, I see exception as "Failed to open PAM security session" in var/log/*.log

It does print logs when I run manually.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jgdvishnu
ID: 40314525
I guess this is separate issues I will post a fresh question. Thannks
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jgdvishnu
ID: 40314531
this solution pointed me to right direction.
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Check out the updates in one game-changing release, ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback. New features include a redesigned UI that improves session organization and overall user experience. See the enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Linking Multiple Servers in Azure 3 81
WordPress, AWS and memory starvation 5 114
Onpremise file server with cloud synch 1 112
cloudformation 1 46
Shadow IT is coming out of the shadows as more businesses are choosing cloud-based applications. It is now a multi-cloud world for most organizations. Simultaneously, most businesses have yet to consolidate with one cloud provider or define an offic…
Cloud-based technologies and services will continue to grow in popularity in 2017 thanks to the simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions they deliver. Here are three areas where cloud adoption is poised to really take off.
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question