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MessageStats 7.6 - Report Pack for Lotus & IBM Notes User Guide

About the Lotus and IBM Notes Report Pack Preparing for Installation Configuring the Report Pack Database Management Setting Task Default Properties Creating Gathering Tasks Using the Reports Console Lotus and IBM Notes Report Descriptions Report Filter Definitions

Enabling Task Logging

MessageStats creates log entries during several processes. You can use the Task Logging page to set up logging at the task level.

Use the Task Logging page to configure the following:

Enable logging for the given Task Processor

Select this option to enable logging for this gathering task and you can identify the detail level of the task logs.

Log detail level

Set the level of detail that should be included in the log files. For information about the different levels of details, see About Logging Levels .

Record errors in the Windows Application Event Log

Select this option to also record errors in Windows Application Event logs.

You can define the logging level for your task logs. The following log levels are available, from the most detailed to the least detailed:


Trace level logging is extremely detailed logging that includes errors, warnings, and status messages, and also low-level event details.Trace logging is only used with custom components provided by Quest development for diagnostic purposes. This level of logging can generate large log file and can affect system performance.


Debug level logging includes errors, warnings, and status messages, and also low-level event details. Quest Support might ask you to set logging to the debug level to identify and resolve an issue. Use debug-level logging only at the request of Quest Support, since the log files can grow rapidly and can affect system performance. These logs contain very detailed entries.


Status level logging includes warnings and errors, as well as the regular flow of major events. Use the Status level for a new installation to include more detailed logs.


Warning level logging includes errors that appear at the Errors level. The Warning level also includes errors that occurred but from which the task recovered and continued gathering. Use this level for established and stable implementations.


Errors level logging includes errors that caused a gathering task to terminate.

It is recommended that you periodically remove obsolete logs.

Setting Task Retry Attempts

The Task Retry property page lets you specify the number of times you want to try to connect to a server to run a task. It also lets you specify the number of minutes between each connection attempt.

If MessageStats cannot access a server to perform a task, it will continue to attempt to run the task based on the retry parameters you specified

Number of time to retry connection

Default value is three times.

Number of minutes between retry attempts

Default value is one minutes.

Creating Gathering Tasks

About Tasks

The following sections explain how to create gathering tasks using the Create Task Wizard and explains how the Default Gathering for Lotus and IBM Notes task is used.

A task is a collection of gathering activities. When you create a task, it is listed in the Tasks node of the navigation tree. When you click the Tasks node, the task appears in the Tasks Summary View.

The Tasks Summary View shows all the tasks created for the MessageStats Scheduler Server. The Tasks Summary view displays the properties of a task, including the task name, credentials, schedule, next occurrence, description, and progress.

Tasks are scheduled to run an occurrence of that task. Each occurrence has a start date and time. Each occurrence lists the activities and associated properties in the Task Activity view.

The Task Activity view displays detailed properties of the activities that comprise an individual task. These properties include activity descriptions, source, status, progress, runtime gathering dependencies, start and finish time, activity duration, and execution server.

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