Configure transfer log

The transfer log tracks the file uploads and downloads on the system and records a lot of basic and additional information, such as whether the transfer was initiated by the server or by a user, protocol used and other information.

The tracking information is kept in the database and in a log file named xferlog, which is located in the <FILEDRIVEHOME>/var/logs directory. For information about the xferlog log file, see General log files.

With Enterprise Cluster, you can store the transfer log data in a separate external database from the rest of the SecureTransport data. See Direct log data to separate Oracle databases.

Due to specifics in the Standard Cluster architecture, if the primary server goes down, a secondary server is promoted to primary and starts maintaining the transfer log information. Then if when the former primary server comes back and resumes its primary role, the transfer log information from the temporary primary server is not migrated to the new primary one. See Consolidated log data representation.

Use the Transfer Logging page to add and edit logging entries to determine which transfers will be logged. You can also enable this feature for a specific user class.

The following topics provide how-to instructions for managing the transfer log configuration:

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