Append two log files together and then analyze?

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kgaebler
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Append two log files together and then analyze?

Post by kgaebler » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Roman,

I think this will be my last question for you. Don't worry that I will be asking too many questions.

I was wondering if this approach (below) might be a workaround to the previous problem I discussed in which I have three web servers and each has its own daily logs (e.g. I have three files named ex041201.log, one from each web server).

Can I just run a .bat file that does this:

type dir1/ex041201.log > big041201.log
type dir2/ex041201.log >> big041201.log
type dir3/ex041201.log >> big041201.log

and then analyze the big041201.log file using ALA?

Would that work? Or would it fail because ALA expects the log records to be in the correct date sequence?

Thanks.

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Post by Abacre » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

As I already explained if you Incremental Analysis is OFF then you may use your solution:
type dir1/ex041201.log > big041201.log
type dir2/ex041201.log >> big041201.log
type dir3/ex041201.log >> big041201.log

OR
you may simply put the following text into the Log Path field:
dir1/ex041201.log;dir2/ex041201.log;dir3/ex041201.log

100% sure that ALA will correctly analyze the files if Incremental
Analysis is OFF.

So do you need Incremental Analysis is ON or not?
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kgaebler
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Incremental Off is OK...

Post by kgaebler » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

I think for preliminary analysis, I can work with Incremental Off and just see day-by-day patterns, but Incremental On support would be best of course.

I will apply your suggestions. I think they will do what I need. Thanks.

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