InveStore Event Logs


General Format and Content of the InveStore Event Log Files


One of the important features contained within the InveStore Storage Management software is the internal log file that is generated when the software is in operation. This log file is an invaluable tool in assisting with the identification of problems that may be encountered while using the storage library.


To locate and open an InveStore event log(s), right click on the Server node and select Event Logs.




The InveStore log files contain a complete description of all storage system operations and errors that occur. It also contains informational logging of events that provide the users with an audit trail of various actions that have occurred.


Note: Informational entries in the log are not errors and should not be reported to Pegasus Disk Technologies.


InveStore Log files are created and stored in the following sub-directory:




The file name consists of your storage serverís assigned name by your administrator, followed by the date on which the log file was created. The file extension is ".LOG".


Example: [Serverís name]013005.LOG = STORAGESRVR013005.LOG


"StorageSrvr" being the assigned name of the above example server. The above file name is for the log file that was generated on January 30th, 2005. For each new day that the InveStore Console is initialized, a new log file is created.


Note: Successful READ or WRITE operations are not recorded in the log file. Only errors messages that indicate a problem are recorded.


Some of the standard operations found in the log file include:

      The startup and shutdown of storage library

      Identification of SCSI adapter card

      Identification of storage library

      SCSI ID and firmware revision of storage devices

      Format operations

      Mount operations

      Unmount operations


Each of the entries in the log file has a TIME stamp followed by messages or error codes indicating the nature of the operation or error condition. This allows tracking of problems in a more efficient fashion.


The error log files are not normally deleted and may therefore grow quite large. As you determine that these have become "dated", you may delete these using Windows Explorer. Be sure that at least 50M bytes are available on the local magnetic drive at all times.


To open a log file for direct viewing from the console, select "Open in Browser":




This will open your serverís default browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) and display all of the existing logs to that date. To open a specific log, simply double click on the date desired from the list and that log will be displayed: