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Debug Options Tab

 

This tab can be used to debug rule bases. Especially with complex bases, it might be necessary to learn what application is internally doing while it is processing them. With the debug log, the service tells you some of these internal workings.

 

Other than rule basis testing, the debug log is also helpful when contacting Adiscon support. An Adiscon support engineer might ask you to set the debug log to a specific level while doing troubleshooting.

 

Important: Debug logging requires considerable system resources. The higher the log level, the more resources are needed. However, even the lowest level considerable slows down the service. As such, we highly recommend turning debug logging off for normal operations.

 

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Debug Options

 

 

Enable Debug output into file

 

If checked, the debug log is enabled and written as the service operates. If unchecked, no debug log is written.

For performance reasons, it is highly recommended that this box is unchecked during normal operations.

 

 

File and path name

 

The full name of the log files to be written. Please be sure to specify a full path name including the driver letter.

If just the file and/or path name is specified, that information is local to the service default directory. As this depends on a number of parameters, it might be hard to find the actual log file. So for consistency purposes, be sure to specify a fully qualified file name including the drive.

 

Note: If the configured directories are missing, they are automatically created by application i.e. the folder specified in "File and Path Name".

 

 

Debug Levels

 

These checkboxes control the amount of debug information being written. We highly recommend only selecting "Errors & Warnings" as well as "Minimum Debug Output" unless otherwise instructed by Adiscon support.

 

 

Circular Debug Logging

 

Support for circular Debuglogging has been added as the debuglog can increase and increase over time. This will avoid an accidential overload of the harddisk. Of course you can also customize the amount of files used and their size or disable this feature.

 

 

Automatically send problem reports to Adiscon Support

 

If enabled, problem reports will automatically be uploaded to http://crashdump.adiscon.com. A problem report is generated if the service internally stops working for some unknown reason. The reports are small dumpfiles which do not contain any personal data and will help us find and fix the problem. Also the dumpfiles are very small and do not exceed 256 Kbyte. In most cases only 32Kbyte data is send.