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.