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    Default Where did /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log go?

    I upgraded to 4.5.0 NE a few weeks ago, and am upgrading to 4.5.1 NE now.

    As part of my pre-upgrade, I always run a full backup

    Code:
    # su - zimbra
    # zmbackup -f -a all
    And then I tail the log to see when the full backup completes (this worked great in 4.0.x days).
    Code:
    # tail -f /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log
    So, I went to do this and discovered /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log wasn't there. Logger was running, but no log file.

    I can see in the Admin UI now when the backup completes, but can anybody explain where that file went, or if there is a way (via CLI) to see if a backup completes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdell View Post
    I upgraded to 4.5.0 NE a few weeks ago, and am upgrading to 4.5.1 NE now.

    So, I went to do this and discovered /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log wasn't there. Logger was running, but no log file.
    Is it in /var/log/zimbra.log?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidSpeck View Post
    Is it in /var/log/zimbra.log?
    I thought of that, but I grep'd /var/log/zimbra.log and that didn't have any info on the backup.

    Now that you mention it, I would be happy for someone to also explain why we have /var/log/zimbra.log but other logging goes in /opt/zimbra/log/*

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdell View Post
    I thought of that, but I grep'd /var/log/zimbra.log and that didn't have any info on the backup.

    Now that you mention it, I would be happy for someone to also explain why we have /var/log/zimbra.log but other logging goes in /opt/zimbra/log/*
    I checked my 4.5 OSS install, and I don't have an /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log, but there are quite a few other log files. So, you pose a good question (unfortunately, not one I have an answer to).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidSpeck View Post
    I checked my 4.5 OSS install, and I don't have an /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log, but there are quite a few other log files. So, you pose a good question (unfortunately, not one I have an answer to).
    Yea, it definitely used to be there in 4.0.x, so I'm just hoping a dev can explain where to find that info now in 4.5.x. Thanks for checking your install :-)

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    I think it was renamed to mailbox.log to prevent all the confusion between /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log and the zimbra.log file that ends up in the syslog log directory (/var/log/zimbra.log, for example).
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    Quote Originally Posted by schemers View Post
    I think it was renamed to mailbox.log to prevent all the confusion between /opt/zimbra/log/zimbra.log and the zimbra.log file that ends up in the syslog log directory (/var/log/zimbra.log, for example).
    Ahh, yep, that is what I was looking for.

    That'll teach me to be working late I thought I looked at all the files in /opt/zimbra/log/ but I obviously didn't see that.

    Thanks!

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