Logging

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    Veeam Backup & Replication provides detailed logging of performed activities, data protection and disaster recovery tasks.

    Logs are stored on the backup server and all servers added to the backup infrastructure:

    • Folders where logs are stored on the backup server are listed further in this section.
    • On Linux servers and ESXi hosts, logs are stored in the following directory: /var/log/VeeamBackup/ or /tmp/VeeamBackup.
    • On Microsoft Windows servers, logs are stored in the following directory: %ProgramData%\Veeam\Backup.

    Tip

    You can change default log files settings. For more information, see this Veeam KB article.

    To collect log files from the backup server and servers managed by Veeam Backup & Replication, use the Export Logs wizard as described in Exporting Logs.

    Logs for Veeam Backup & Replication Installation and Upgrade

    Veeam Backup & Replication saves the installation and upgrade logs to the %ProgramData%\Veeam\Setup\Temp folder.

    Logs for Veeam Backup & Replication Console

    Veeam Backup & Replication saves logs for the Veeam Backup & Replication console and other user specific logs to the %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Veeam\Backup\ folder.

    Logs for Jobs, Components and Services

    Veeam Backup & Replication saves logs for jobs, components and services to the %ProgramData%\Veeam\Backup folder. Veeam Backup & Replication creates separate folders for jobs and also separate log files or folders for components and services.

    Logs for PowerShell

    Veeam Backup & Replication saves logs for PowerShell cmdlets to the %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Veeam\Backup\VeeamPowerShell.log file.

    Related Topics

    Exporting Logs