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Event log

By default, events that occur while the Database Server is running are logged and timestamped. Typical events that are logged include:

Database Server starting or stopping

database files opened and closed by the Database Server

consistency checks performed on files that were not closed properly

new, completed, upcoming, and currently running schedules

the reason an enabled schedule was not successful

scripting errors from FileMaker script schedules

predefined errors and conditions that the Database Server detects in your configuration

current properties settings when the Database Server starts up, and settings that were changed during a Database Server session

startup restoration status and information about databases that were restored

Events are logged in the tab-delimited Event.log file that is created in the FileMaker Server/Logs/ folder.


When the size of the Event.log file reaches the log file size limit, it is renamed Event-old.log and a new Event.log file is created.

In Windows, events are also logged in the Windows Application Log, accessed with the Event Viewer. See Viewing activities in the Event Viewer (Windows).

For information about the error conditions reported in the Event.log file, see FileMaker Server event log messages.

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