You can view the progress of a migration tab in real-time via interactive log files. The logs are fully searchable, and are based on SQL Compact Edition (SQL CE) file types. The log files are tied into Job files (.LST), and these files are limited to 4GB in size.
To view an interactive log:
After starting an action, click Details>> in the progress dialog box.
NOTE: All logging in Metalogix Content Matrix is done through jobs. If a job list is deleted from the Jobs List, all logging for those actions will also be deleted. There is no backup for the job lists, unless the job is manually saved to another location. Once a job list is deleted, all logging for the actions within that job list are gone. Metalogix Content Matrix will automatically hold any job lists created through any copy or compare actions, in the Job Lists section, and these job lists can only be deleted through the appropriate Delete commands. The job lists can also be manually selected and saved through the Job list section.
There are two types of jobs in Metalogix Content Matrix:
A job list is a collection of job items. A Job list is created for each copy or compare action that is made. Any "Copy" action/job that is in the Job List section can be used as the base of an incremental copy job. Job items can be viewed in the Log Viewer, by opening a job list. There are three basic ways to open a job list to access the Log Viewer:
·Double-click on a job list.
·Select a job list, then in the Job List section of the toolbar click View Log.
·Select a job, right-click, and choose View log.
Job items are job files, or logging, for individual items within the scope of an action. For example, if a SharePoint site is copied, there would be a job item for adding each list and each item in that list, and one job item for adding or creating each site or sub-site. If a SharePoint list with five documents is copied, then there would be a job item for adding/creating the list, and then one job item for adding each of the documents.
Job items are job files, or logging, for individual items within the scope of an action. For example, if a SharePoint site is copied, there would be a job item for adding each list and each item in that list, and one job item for adding or creating each site or sub-site. If a SharePoint list with fie documents is copied, then there would be a job item for adding/creating the list, and then one job item for adding each of the documents.
From the Log Viewer you can select and view any job items that exists within that job list.
NOTE: Some actions in Metalogix Content Matrix have the ability to run with Verbose Logging. This option will increase the size of the log file.
To view Log Item Details:
1.From the Log Viewer, select the item whose details you want to view.
2.Use one of the following options:
§Double-click on the item.
§Right-click and choose View Job Item.
§If the job is currently running, click Details>>.
The Job Details dialog contains the following information:
·Operation - The last operation performed on the item.
·Status The status of the item. If a compare action is being performed then this could be: completed, different, or missing.
·Item Name - For items, the Item ID. For documents, the Filename.
·Time Started The time the action for the item was started.
·Time Finished The time the action for the item was finished.
·Bytes Copied The bytes (B) that were copied in the action. This will be displayed in KB in some cases.
·Source - The Source URL for the item.
·Target - Target URL for the item.
·Information - Provides an informational message about the item, such as. This section will provide a description for any different and/or missing attributes/metadata for an item.
·Details View - Any errors that were encountered with the item when an action was performed.
·Content Comparer tab - Any differences between Source and Target content (from a compare action). You can display this information in either a Grid View, which displays a metadata property grid for the item, or as a Text View, which displays a XML text format of the item. This option is most useful if Verbose Logging has been checked
You can also:
·Use [Copy] to copy all of the item information and details (including the Details tab) into the systems clipboard. You can then paste the information when it can then be pasted to another location. When pasted the information will look similar to that of the actual Log Item Details dialog. This can be used for easy copy/pasting of an items migration log details.
·Use [Prev] and [Next] buttons to move to the previous or next item on the list (if applicable).
You can export a selected job or multiple jobs from the Job List section into a Microsoft Excel file. The export will include all of the operations within each job (whether it is a migration action or some other action), and their details. This is to help users better understand their migration data and results, and provides another way to review the resulting logs.
In addition to the log details that are provided, there are also a number of tables and charts that can be accessed in different tabs within the Excel file. These tables and charts will help breakdown the information in a more visible manner.
To export one or more jobs to an Excel file:
1.In the Jobs List, select the job(s) you want to export.
2.Use one of the following options:
§From the Jobs List menu, select Export Excel
§Right-click and choose Export selected job to Excel.
3.Save the file to the desired location.
By default the Excel file will open after it has been created. This process may take a few minutes depending on the size of the selected job(s) and the number of actions in the log(s).
When an Excel file is exported from the Metalogix Content Matrix Job List there are a number of page tabs that can be viewed. Each page tab will display a different set of data, and some of these tabs will also display pivot graphs (with pivot tables behind them).
NOTE: The data within all of these Excel tabs (both the tables and the graphs) should only be considered a starting point when looking at your migration data. You can modify the existing graphs through various methods, such as applying filters, changing the data values, etc. You can also take the "raw" data from the LogItems tab and use it to create your own graphs or sets of data as required.
The exported file contains the following tabs:
·Jobs - All of the specific jobs that are included in the export. This includes migration jobs as well as other actions.
·LogItems - All of the operations that have been run by Metalogix Content Matrix and provide all of the logging details that are available in the Log Viewer and Log Item Details windows. Some examples of these operations are: adding lists, adding content types, copying documents, adding users, updating lists, etc.
·Error Rates - A a graph that represents the number of errors and warnings that Metalogix Content Matrix encounters during a migration on a "per minute" basis. The vertical axis will list the number of errors/warnings that are encountered (at the specified time), and the horizontal axis lists the amount of time (displayed in a "per minute" value). The horizontal axis can also be changed to display in month, day, or hour time values as well. Below the graph is a table that provides a different view of the same error/warning breakdown.
·Operation Counts - The number of operations/actions that are run over a period of time. Some examples are: copying sites, copying lists, copying documents, adding SharePoint groups, adding users, copying permissions, etc., and each operation has its own line representation on the graph. The vertical axis lists the number of operations that are running (at the specified time), and the horizontal axis lists the amount of time (this is displayed in a "per minute" value). The horizontal axis can also be changed to display in month, day, or hour time values as well. Below the graph there is a table that provides a different view of the same migration operation data.
·Operation Duration - The total duration of time for each operation/action type against the total migration time. This is potentially the most confusing graph to read in the exported Excel file. The vertical axis lists the total duration time for each action. This is determined by finding the difference between each operation/actions Time Started and Time Finished values, and then adding the totals together for all of that operation/actions of that type that are running. This is then displayed against the horizontal axis which lists the time (displayed in a "per minute" value) for the migration. The horizontal axis can also be changed to display in month, day, or hour time values as well. Below the graph there is a table that will provide a different view of the same migration data.
An example of how to read this graph is: if at minute 25 (of the hour, not the 25 minute of the migration) a large number of small documents are copied and completed (all in the 25th minute), then at minute 25 in the graph there will likely be a spike in the "duration time" for the "Copying Document" operation/action. If each document was copied in 2 seconds, and there were 41 small documents, then the Sum of Duration value would be listed as 82 seconds (or 0:01:22). So the results in the graph would show a spike for the Copying Document operation/action and minute 25, with a value of 0:01:22.
·Operation Throughput The amount of data/throughput (in MB) that is migrated on a "per minute" basis. The vertical axis lists the amount of data that is being pushed through Metalogix Content Matrix for a given operation (at the specified time), and the horizontal axis lists the time (displayed in a "per minute" value) at which that the action was performed. The horizontal axis can also be changed to display in month, day, or hour time values. Below the graph there is a table that will provide a different view of the same throughput data.