PingDirectory server logs

View this set of logs in the PingDirectory/logs directory. The following default log files are available on the PingDirectory server and are defined in the following table.

Log File Description


File-based Access Log that records operations processed by the PingDirectory server. Access log records can be used to provide information about problems during operation processing, such as unindexed searches, failed requests, and so forth, and provide information about the time required to process each operation.


Records changes to data anywhere in the server, which match one or more configured change subscriptions.


Records information about changes made to the PingDirectory server configuration in a format that can be replayed using the dsconfig tool.


File-based Error Log. Provides information about warnings, errors, and significant events that occur during server processing.


Expensive Operations Log. Disabled by default. Provides only those operations that took longer than 1000 milliseconds to complete.


Failed Operations Log. Provides information on all operations that failed in single-line log format.


Records any replication errors and publishes them to the file system.


Searches Returning No Entries Log. Disabled by default. Provides information only on operations that did not return any entries.


Records anything written to standard output or standard error, which includes startup messages. If garbage collection debugging is enabled, then the information is written to server.out.

Stores the server’s process ID.


Stores the timestamp, a status code, and an optional message providing additional information on the server status.


Records messages that occur during the initial configuration of a PingDirectory server with the setup tool.


Directory that holds logs for long running utilities import-ldif, export-ldif, backup, restore, and verify-index. Current and previous copies of the log are present in the PingDirectory server.


Records messages that occur during a PingDirectory server update.