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RavenDB has extensive support for logging, enabling you to figure out exactly what is going on in the server.
Logging to Files
- logging level:
Operations(high level info for operational users)
- logs directory: 'Logs' (next to RavenDB executables)
If you want to see the low level debug information you need to set the logging level to
Information. The server restart is required to apply the changes.
This will change the logging level without the need of doing any server restarts, but will not modify the settings.json file, so please bare in mind that after restart the logging level be read from configuration file again.
You can read more about the command here.
In order to not affect the server performance too much, even with debug info logging enabled, the RavenDB logging is asynchronous and handled by the dedicated thread responsible for executing the I/O operations.
Studio: Admin Logs
Another option that allows you to see the debug logging without the need to restart the server is to use the Admin Logs feature available in the Studio:
Manage Server -> Admin Logs.