Advanced Topics

At this time, IISLogs v1.0 is targeted at helping manage and recover disk space on local servers, testing has been performed in storing the compressed files in the same directory they were created in and/or moving to another directory on the local computer that the log file was created. 

Storing log files on a central based file server
One of the features of IISLogs is to store log files on a central file server, this feature is very powerful and requires a detailed knowledge how your network is designed and maintained.  Once IISLogs determines a file needs to be compressed, it first compresses file locally before attempting to save the compressed file on a different directory path, partition or a remote network share.  When dealing with large compressed files and putting on a remote file share, this can have unknown consequences on your network performance.    For IISLogs v1.0, before taking advantage of this feature, please contact [email protected] to verify all items have been discussed on this feature.  We strongly recommend complete testing in a controlled environment before turning over to your production environment.   Further research and testing is being performed by IISLogs and certain customers to insure this feature will scale and provide the capability for your company.

Deleting files configuration settings
This feature is a very powerful and one of the core benefits to IISLogs, log files can quickly take up a lot of disk space if not managed properly.  There are many things that should be taken into account before before turning on or enabling ANY of the DELETE functions in IISLogs.  This is why the default settings on all configuration options are turned off by default and explicitly have to be configured to be turned on.  You should research and verify all legal parameters on how long log files should be kept before purging.  If you configure IISLogs to purge files and these files are NOT backed up to another system for later review.  IISLogs isn’t responsible for deleted files that are later determined needed for whatever reason.  Reviewing your company and/or legal policy on log management should be a must.  If your company doesn’t have detailed log management solution, one should be created. 

Email reports from Local computer
Careful configuration should be considered before emailing reports from servers that are internet facing.  The potential for a mis-configured system could be targeted as an open-relay server and used by mass-mailers. 

Custom Naming of ZIP Files
Control what the name of the archive files.

Any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected].