Archiving M-Files Event Logs

If your organization uses unlimited event logs (see The Electronic Signatures and Advanced Logging module), it is a good idea to archive M-Files event logs once or twice per year. If you also have M-Files Compliance Kit installed, you can do this automatically with the Log Exporter module. For more information, refer to Compliance Kit - Log Exporter - Functional Description.

If The Electronic Signatures and Advanced Logging module and Advanced Event Log features are not in use, M-Files Server removes the oldest events when the number of events is close to the specified maximum.

To export all the events in the event log manually:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Expand Document Vaults.
  4. Expand a vault.
  5. Select Event Log.
  6. In the task area, click Export.
  7. Click Export All Events.
    Result:The Browse For Folder dialog is opened.
  8. Select the folder to which you want to export the events and click OK.
    Result:The Confirm Delete dialog is opened.
  9. Click Delete to delete the exported events from the event log.
The events from the M-Files event log are archived in the selected location as an XML file.