Understanding Remote Logging



This article provides an overview of the Remote Logging feature, as well as setup instructions. 


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The Remote Logging option via CEF (Comment Event Format) gives you the capability to remotely log syslog events from the Datto appliance to your external logging server. 


You can enable and configure the Remote Logging feature in the Datto appliance GUI at Configure → Device Settings.

Once enabled you will see the configuration prompt shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Remote Logging configuration.


Enter the IP address if your logging server in the in the Address field. Port 514 will automatically populate in the Port field, as Datto appliances send logs over TCP port 514. Click Apply to save the changes. Click Add Remote Server if you would like to add more than one logging server.

Once you enable remote logging, your server will begin to receive copies of your appliance's Linux system log (/var/log/syslog). 

Syslog messages usually include information about where, when, and why the log was sent, as well as any relevant IP addresses, timestamps, and the actual log message.

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