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VA for AIX Job logs and Session History

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Are the Job logs and Session History cleaned up periodically? If so, what are the retention periods and can they be changed?

On a related note, is there any reason not to exclude the /var/log/veeam directory from backups?

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Re: VA for AIX Job logs and Session History

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Hi,

Veeam agent excludes network file systems (NFS and SMB) by default as well as pseudo-file systems (such as /proc, /sys, and others).

As for logs retnention - it can be adjusted with Logsrotatedays parameter in /etc/veeam/veeam.ini
is there any reason not to exclude the /var/log/veeam directory from backups?
Some people want all their logs to stay in their backup, some people don't. Since /var/log/veeam is not a pseudo-file system, we left it as is. You can exclude it using --excludeDirs CLI parameter

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Re: VA for AIX Job logs and Session History

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Thanks. What's the default value for the Logsrotatedays parameter?

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Re: VA for AIX Job logs and Session History

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The default value is "14". You can find the key under [general] section.

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Re: VA for AIX Job logs and Session History

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Just looked at /etc/veeam/veeam.ini and that parameter isn't there:

[general]
# Logs path
# logsFolder= /var/log/veeam

[job]

What's the correct syntax?

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Re: VA for AIX Job logs and Session History

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Hi,

You need to append the corresponding parameter in [general] section:

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# Logs path
# logsfolder= /var/log/veeam

# Logs rotation period, days
# logsrotatedays= 14
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