MailEnable and IISLogs 2.0

This article covers how to use IISLogs 2.0 and MailEnable.  For more information regarding MailEnable, go to http://www.mailenable.com

Question: Mailenable keeps different text based logfiles inside one subdirectory, so inside the ‘SMTP’ logfile folder there are 3 different type’s of logfiles, Activity/Debug/W3C they are all from the same date.  When we use the IISLog tool to Copy them to some other partition (our archive) inside an zip file only the first used logfile is copied to the new location, the other logfiles aren’t’ moved (they get zipped, but they cant be moved due to the same .zip file name.

Method 1

Open IISLogsGUI
Select the folder in Specific Directories Option

Option 1 - Write logs to C:\Temp
Select Standard Settings, set the properties for example in the picture (compresses after 7 days, deletes after 90 days)

Option 2 - Write logs to \\Server1\Share1\
Select Standard Settings, set the properties for example in the picture (compresses after 7 days, deletes after 90 days)

You can also use the Per Directory feature
http://www.iislogs.com/perdirectory.aspx

If you want to zip, follow the first example listed below, if you want to just delete files, follow the procedure below using IISLogsGUI.  What I recommend is take three files that are pretty old, put them in a test folder and rename to match the files for MailEnable.  I tested this and was able to move the files.   One thing to be aware, IISLogs remembers the original folder path and replicates to the target path, either from the local alternative path or UNC path.  For example, if the logs path is c:\Logs\MailEnable, when the files are moved to another folder it would be, for example C:\temp\MachineName\Logs\MailEnable\fileName.zip.   The Per Directory Option allows you to drop off the machine name, the first option listed above does not.  The XML is stored in the SampleZipPerDirectory.xml  You can use IISLogsGUI to configure what you need.
 
1) Open IISLogsGUI
2) Go to Per Directory option
3) Select the folder, you want to process
4) Select Zip file, type in number of hours (i.e 168 = 7 days)
5) Save changes, test.  This will not delete the original, but can be enabled at a later time.
 
//This processes a folder called C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail Enable\Logging\SMTP\ with the following rules.   It zips files older than 168 hours (7 days) along with deleting the original, it removes files on the system after 2160 hours (90 days).  It stores the archive files on \\Server1\Share1
  <Table1>
    <DirectoryName>C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail Enable\Logging\SMTP\</DirectoryName>
    <ZipFile>true</ZipFile>
    <ZipRetentionPeriod>168</ZipRetentionPeriod>
    <DeleteOriginalFile>true</DeleteOriginalFile>
    <DeleteFile>true</DeleteFile>
    <DeleteRetentionPeriod>2160</DeleteRetentionPeriod>
    <Recursive>false</Recursive>
    <ProcessRootFolderRecursive>false</ProcessRootFolderRecursive>
    <ZipFilePath>\\Server1\Share1\</ZipFilePath>
    <IncludeComputerName>true</IncludeComputerName>
    <ProcessUnknownExtensions>false</ProcessUnknownExtensions>
    <ProcessTXT>false</ProcessTXT>
    <ProcessBAK>false</ProcessBAK>
    <ProcessDAT>false</ProcessDAT>
    <ProcessXML>false</ProcessXML>
    <NamingConvention>Default</NamingConvention>
    <Delimiter>!</Delimiter>
  </Table1>
//This processes a folder called C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail Enable\Logging\SMTP\ with the following rules.   It zips files older than 168 hours (7 days).  It stores the archive files on c:\temp.  The archive could also be stored on a UNC path (\\Server1\Share1\
  <Table1>
    <DirectoryName>C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail Enable\Logging\SMTP\</DirectoryName>
    <ZipFile>true</ZipFile>
    <ZipRetentionPeriod>168</ZipRetentionPeriod>
    <DeleteOriginalFile>true</DeleteOriginalFile>
    <DeleteFile>false>/DeleteFile>
    <DeleteRetentionPeriod>0</DeleteRetentionPeriod>
    <Recursive>false</Recursive>
    <ProcessRootFolderRecursive>false</ProcessRootFolderRecursive>
    <ZipFilePath>C:\temp\l</ZipFilePath>
    <IncludeComputerName>true</IncludeComputerName>
    <ProcessUnknownExtensions>true</ProcessUnknownExtensions>
    <ProcessTXT>false</ProcessTXT>
    <ProcessBAK>false</ProcessBAK>
    <ProcessDAT>false</ProcessDAT>
    <ProcessXML>false</ProcessXML>
    <NamingConvention>Default</NamingConvention>
    <Delimiter>!</Delimiter>
  </Table1>

 

If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@iislogs.com  

Thank you,

Steve Schofield
Windows Server MVP - IIS
http://www.iislogs.com/steveschofield

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