6.8.3 ORF Online Help
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Configure the ORF Log Viewer using the FileTool Settings menu.

Setting Tab

The default log file path and SQL connection string is determined from the configuration of the ORF instance the Log Viewer is connected to. The default log age limit is set to 24 hours, i.e., the Log Viewer loads the log entries generated in the last 24 hours by default.

Log Age

You can set an optional limit for the maximal age of logs to be processed. The limit can be specified in hours. A few predefined limits can be selected from the menu displayed by the Age Limit button.

No log file age limitation

Set this checkbox if you want all logs to be processed that can be found on the log path or database. May consume significant memory and processor resources for large log files.

Read log files on connecting

Set this checkbox if you want the logs to be loaded automatically when the ORF Log Viewer starts.

Sources Tab

Detect the log source automatically

Set this checkbox to automatically detect the path for log files and the connection string for the SQL log database using the configuration file of the ORF instance you are connected to.

Log file path

Set the log file path to the folder where the ORF logs to be processed reside. By clicking the three-dots button or by pressing CTRL-SPACE in the edit box, you can select the path from a folder selection dialog.

Connection string

Specify the ADO connection string here. The connection string format changes from ADO provider to provider, consult your database or provider manual on the connection string format. Click the Test Connection button to test your connectivity to the database.

The log path and SQL connection string cannot be manually specified in multi-server mode.

Our website offers downloadable guides explaining how to set up an external database for ORF. Please visit the ORF Database Setup Guides page.

Appearance Tab

Color-code the event view

Set this checkbox to colorize the event view events based on the event severity level.

Customizing the color scheme

Click the Select button for the severity level that you want to customize and select the background and font colors.

Resetting the color scheme

The Reset button restores the default color-code scheme of the ORF Log Viewer. You can select the High-color or the 256-color default profile according to your screen color depth.


Memory Use Considerations

The Log Viewer loads entire log files into the memory. These can grow very large and loading logs may consume significant memory and processor resources.

Use the Log File Age Limit setting to control the maximum number of daily log files to be loaded.

Log file path

Do not configure ORF servers to create logs on a network location. The ORF Service responsible for creating the log files runs under the NetworkService (or LocalService) system account, which has limited/no rights to access the network and this may prevent the ORF Service from creating logs.

Log file age

ORF determines the log file age from the last write time of the log file. Not all file systems update this information properly. If you do not find the expected events to be loaded, either clear the age limitation or load the log files manually.

SQL connectivity

If the Log Viewer is unable to connect to the specified SQL database, check your firewall configuration and ensure that the appropriate network protocols and connection ports are configured on the SQL ServerĀ®.

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