Many of the administrative tools provided with the Directory Server (for example, import-ldif, export-ldif, backup, restore, etc.) can take a significant length of time to complete write 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 via the server tasks interface, log messages generated while the task is running may alternately be written to the server error log file.