Parameters > Citect.ini File Parameters > Debug Parameters > [Debug]SysLogArchive


Causes the syslog.dat file to be automatically archived. The file is timestamped as it is rolled over, facilitating the retrieval of logged data from a historical archive.

The time taken for a syslog to fill and roll over depends on the amount of logging being recorded, and the current setting for [Debug]SysLogSize.

Allowable Values:

Default Value: 0

Note: Consider the amount of available disk space before you start archiving log files, as the disk space required to store traces may be significant. A long term archiving strategy is recommended to avoid running a system close to its limitations.

The following format is used for the file name:



[server] = <type>.<cluster>.<username>

[timestamp] = _YYMMDD_HHMMSS

For example:


The files are located in the following directory in versions of Windows prior to Vista.

Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty. Ltd.\CitectSCADA x.xx\Logs

In Windows Vista, the files are located in the Program Data directory:

ProgramData\Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty. Ltd.\CitectSCADA x.xx\Logs

Note: You can update this parameter within the citect.ini file while online, as the runtime system will read its value periodically or on demand. For more information, search the CitectSCADA Help for the topic Adjusting Logging During Runtime.

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