Datto Mac Agent: How to Gather Logs



This article shows how to gather logs for troubleshooting the Datto Mac Agent.


  • Datto Mac Agent


Datto Technical Support needs the logs from these 3 locations attached to the support ticket:

  • /var/log/system.log is the system log, to which the driver will write.
  • ~/Library/Logs/Datto Mac Agent is where the user space app writes log entries.
  • /var/log/SentinelHelper contains the past seven days of logs from the background process daemon (This is usually the most useful log).

Gathering logs through the console

On the Mac, open the console. You can find it through Spotlight, or by opening Applications and then Utilities.

Figure 1: Open the console

  1. In the left-hand sidebar, double click System.log. to open the file.
  2. Click Reveal in the upper left-hand corner of the file window. When the log window opens, drag the system.log icon onto the desktop.
  3. While still in the log window, double click the SentinelHelper folder to open it. Drag the appropriate .log icon onto the desktop.
  4. Next, in the console's sidebar menu, double click ~/Library/Logs in the console's sidebar. When the Library window opens, double click the Logs folder.
  5. Open the Datto Mac Agent folder, and drag the .log icon onto the desktop. 

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