Many of the administrative tools provided with the server (for example, import-ldif, export-ldif, backup, restore, etc.) can take a significant length of time to complete writing information to standard output or standard error (or both) while the tool is running. They also write additional output to files in the logs/tools directory (for example, logs/tools/ import-ldif.log). The information written to these log files can be useful for diagnosing problems encountered while they were running. When running using the server tasks interface, log messages generated while the task is running can alternately be written to the server error log file.