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Moving Trlog And Syslog Files

This document gives you the information needed to move your Trlog and/or Syslog files out of the cv11 folder to a more efficient location.

  • You may want to move the Trlog files to another drive to free up hard drive space. These files, if used extensively, can take up huge amounts of space.

  • The Syslog CHG files should reside on another physical drive because they cause significant fragmentation. These CHG change log files are constantly being created and written to disk, causing the drive to fragment.

The steps are identical for using the CV11 Admin Tool to move either the Trlog or Syslog files to another drive.

tip.gif The admin tool is different in CV11.2 and in CV11.3 and newer as outlined below.

CV11.2 - admin.exe

CV11.3 and newer - rdsadmin.exe

Moving Trlog And Syslog Files

This procedure needs to be done on another physical drive on the server.

Using a partition of the same drive is NOT recommended.

These first steps are common to both CV11.2 and CV11.3 and newer.

1. Create a folder on the other physical drive. Use a short, 8 characters or less, name using only alpha characters. No special characters, numbers or spaces, please.

2. Log all users out of Collect! and close all instances of Collect!.

3. Leave the RDS running. It must be running for this.

4. Browse the the CV11\bin folder on the server and double-click the appropriate Admin tool as outlined above.

5. Double click the RDS icon in the server window of the admin tool.

6. Log on with the appropriate credentials. The defaults are:

User Name = admin
Password = secret.

7. Proceed as follows to modify the Device paths for your particular version of Collect!.

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Modifying Device Paths In Cv11.3 And Newer

The following steps are for CV11.3 and newer, using the new CV11 Admin Tool, introduced in RDM 8.1 Server.

1. Select the Device icon displayed under the RDS icon.

2. Select the appropriate Trlog device from the Devices window on the right.

masterdb_I = masterdb database
demodb_I = demodb database
prosdb_I = prosdb database


Selecting Device to Move

3. Select the MODIFY button.


Changing Device Path

4. Use the Ellipses button[ ...] for the Path field and browse to the new location.

5. Select OK. This completes the process.

All trlog files have now been moved to the new folder on the other drive. Users can now sign into Collect!.

tip.gif Follow the same steps to move the CHG Syslog files.


Selecting Syslog Device to Move


Changing Syslog Device Path

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Modifying Device Paths In Cv11.2

The following steps are for CV11.2.

1. Select the Devices View from the View menu.

2. Select the appropriate Trlog device from the Devices window on the right.

master_I = master database
demo_I = demo database
pros_I = pros database


Selecting Device to Move

3. Select the EDIT button.


Changing Device Path

4. Type in the path to the new location in the Path field.

5. Select OK. This completes the process.

All trlog files have now been moved to the new folder on the other drive. Users can now sign into Collect!.

tip.gif Follow the same steps to move the CHG Syslog files.


Selecting Syslog Device to Move


Changing Syslog Device Path

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Summary

This document showed you how to move your Trlog and/or Syslog files out of the cv11 folder to a more efficient location.

You may want to move the Trlog files to another drive to free up hard drive space. You may want to move the Syslog CHG files to reduce drive fragmentation.

The steps are identical for using the CV11 Admin Tool to move either the Trlog or Syslog files to another drive.

tip.gif The admin tool is different in CV11.2 and in CV11.3 and newer as outlined in this document.

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See Also

- Database Topics

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