Trace functions in CFT Windows

This topic introduces trace functions in Transfer CFT Windows. Trace functions are processes that concern the system and network sections of Transfer CFT. These functions do not concern the application traces implemented in common by all the existing Transfer CFT products and described in the Trace function topics.

Automatic incident tracing

Transfer CFT automatically generates a trace when it detects a system or network error that is fatal to its operation. Some of these traces are informational. These traces are specific to the Transfer CFT/Windows products.

Depending on the origin of the problem it has detected, these traces are recorded in one of the following files:

Name of the Trace file 

Source of the problem 


Intermediate system section 


Specific Windows system section 


Network section 


TCP/IP network section 

By default Transfer CFT automatically generates these trace files in the folder:runtime\run folder

You can use UCONF to change the folder. For example:

CFTUTIL uconfset id=copilot.trace.trcfilename,value=c:\trc\copilot.trc

Only Axway Technical Support is able to interpret these traces. In a certain cases, Axway Technical Support may request users to send the content of these files.

The maximum size and the location of these specific trace files can be defined.

Defining the size of specific trace files

Environment variable


CFTTRCSIZE defines the maximum size of each of the trace files in megabytes.
If this value is set to 0, no trace file will be generated. If the environment variable has not been defined, the maximum size of these files is 100 Mb. Once the maximum file size has been reached, Transfer CFT/Windows saves the file as *b.trc and sets the file to 0.

Defining the location of specific trace files

Environment variable


CFTTRCPATH indicates the Transfer CFT/Windows the name of the folder where trace files discussed in this section are generated.

For more information, read the section Specific Network Functions

Network traces

Refer to Specific Network Functions.

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