Define how the logs will be managed. This is important mostly to prevent the disk being used up. Default settings allow for automatic deletion of older logs in order to save disk space.
Log entries older than the specified number of days in the Automatically delete records older than (days) field will automatically be deleted.
Automatically delete old records if log size exceeded - When log size exceeds Max log size [MB], old log records will be deleted until Reduced log size [MB] is reached.
Back up automatically deleted records - Automatically deleted log records and files will be backed up to the specified directory and optionally compressed as ZIP files
Back up diagnostic logs - Will back up automatically deleted diagnostic logs. If not enabled, diagnostic log records are not backed up.
Backup folder - Folder where log backups will be stored. You can enable compressed log backups using ZIP.
Optimize log files automatically - When engaged, log files will automatically be defragmented, if fragmentation percentage is higher than value specified in the If the number of unused records exceeds (%) field.
Click Optimize to begin defragmenting the log files. All empty log entries are removed to improve performance and log processing speed. This improvement can be observed especially if the logs contain a large number of entries.
Turn on Enable text protocol to enable the storage of logs in another file format separate from Log files:
•Target directory - The directory where log files will be stored (only applies to Text/CSV). Each log section has its own file with a predefined file name (for example, virlog.txt for Detected threats section of Log files, if you use plain text file format to store logs).
•Type - If you select the Text file format, logs will be stored in a text file; data will be separated by tabs. The same applies to comma-separated CSV file format. If you choose Event, logs will be stored in the Windows Event log (can be viewed using Event Viewer in Control panel) as opposed to file.
•Delete all log files - Erases all stored logs currently selected in the Type drop-down menu.
Export to Windows Application and Services Logs - Allows you to duplicate records from the Mail server protection log to the Applications and Services Logs. To view the Mail server protection log, open Windows Event Viewer and navigate to Applications and Services Logs > ESET > Security > ExchangeServer > MailProtection. The Application and Services logs are supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer.
In order to help resolve issues more quickly, ESET Customer Care may ask you to provide logs from your computer. ESET Log Collector makes it easy for you to collect the information needed. For more information about ESET Log Collector, see our Knowledgebase article.