Saving System Log Messages to a File (SRC CLI)

Use the following statements to configure the system log server to store messages in a file:

system syslog file file-name (any | authorization | daemon | ftp | kernel | user | local7) {
(any | emergency | alert | critical | error | warning | notice | info | none);


By default, message files are stored in the /var/log directory. Log files are rotated and compressed according to the settings in the logrotate utility.

To configure the system log server to send messages to a file on the local C Series Controller:

  1. From configuration mode, access the configuration statement that configures the system log server.
    [edit]user@host# edit system syslog
  2. Specify the name of the file to store messages, and group and severity level for the messages.
    [edit system syslog]user@host# set file file-name message-group severity

    For example, to configure the system log server to save critical messages generated by authentication and authorization attempts to the file named access:

    [edit system syslog]user@host# set file access authorization critical

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