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Viewing server logs

In addition to maintaining a record of the current values for the items being monitored on your server profile, Pulse also includes an archive of past data, which may be helpful when analysing server loads or attempting to spot trends.

The available history you can review for your servers is dependant upon which plan you are currently subscribed to. If you require a greater amount of history, simply upgrade your plan.

Examining recent data

To see recent activity on your server, visit its profile page and scroll down below the monitoring configuration table.

Pulse will display the last hour of logs for each item being monitored and render the results as a green line graph. If the item being monitored breached the threshold, the line will turn red until the value dips back below the threshold.

The time stamps of the logs are displayed according to the configured time zone of the server. Take this into consideration if the server is in a different time zone to you.

Performing a custom search

Each monitor includes a history link that allows you to set your own date / time ranges to display on the graph. Simply click on the link, then use the 'Change Dates' button to set a custom date / time range to display.

The time stamps of the logs are displayed according to the configured time zone of the server. Take this into consideration if the server is in a different time zone to you.

Understanding data spreading

If you were to conduct a search over say 10 days, this would result in thousands of records. Such a query would be costly to our servers as well as to you personally when it came time to try and render all that data into a graph.

As a result, Pulse uses a 'spread' strategy to handle queries that return a large number of records. This works by determining the number of records matched by the query and then requesting a subset of records spread across even intervals.

For example, if your query returned 1,000 records, Pulse might instead execute a query that returned records 0, 100, 200, 300, and so on.

As a result, the greater duration between the date / time values you specify, the more of an average viewpoint you will receive. As such, we recommend that you keep your ranges to as minimal a duration as possible.