The Domino® server log file (LOG.NSF)

Every Domino® server has a log file (LOG.NSF) that reports all server activity and provides detailed information about databases and users on the server. The log file is created automatically when you start a server for the first time.

You can do the following:

  • Control the size of the log file
  • Record additional information in the log file
  • Search the log file
  • View the log file
Table 1. Views in the log file (LOG.NSF)
View Contains information about
Database - Sizes
  • Size and activity of all databases on the server
  • Percentage of each database's disk space that is in use
  • Total disk space of each database
  • Weekly usage of the database
  • Populated by the nightly Statistics Log task
Database - Usage
  • Sessions (including K transferred)
  • Documents read and written
  • Replications
  • Sorted by database
  • Populated by the nightly Statistics Log task
Mail Routing Events
  • Mail routing details not available in the Miscellaneous Events view
Miscellaneous Events
  • Events that do not appear in other views
  • Modem I/O messages
  • Script I/O messages
  • Server task messages
  • Sorted by date
Passthru Connections
  • Starting and Ending times, destination, and protocol for each pass-through connection
Phone Calls - By Date

Phone Calls - By User

  • Information about calls made and received by a server, sorted by date or by user
Replication Events
  • All replication sessions between servers, sorted by server
  • Information includes the name of the initiating server, time and duration of replication, port used, and the number of documents added, deleted, or modified
Sample Billing
  • Uncategorized billing information provided in the Usage by Date and Usage by User views, sorted by user and including totals for each column and session
Usage by Date

Usage by User

  • Sessions this server had with users or other servers, sorted by date or by user
  • Information includes: sessions opened; session duration; databases opened; database-access duration; number of transactions (workstation-to-server database requests); and network usage (K transferred)
  • Transactions for operations, such as opening a document, updating a document, reading a section of a view, and going to a specific section of a view
  • Includes totals by date, by user/server, and for all usage
Search Results
  • Results of log analysis
  • Information includes starting time and name of server