WAAS exporting tfo logs via sftp

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Aug 19th, 2008
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Running WAAS 4.0.19.

I've stuck an issue where the CLI command on an edge WAE:

transaction-logs export sftp-server tst1wae01 password logs/raw

...is accepted but when you then try and use the Transaction Logs page of that WAE in the Central Manager's GUI and make a different change (say the interval), the GUI throws up an error:

"Directory1 must start with forward slash"

If I put a forward slash in at the GUI and save it, the export will fail.

The export works when I force the WAE to use the line specified as per the CLI. If I do this the GUI shows the path as "logs/raw" which is what I want.

Anyway, the work around works but it is annoying because I effectively cannot use the GUI page for transaction log changes.

Has anyone else seen this?



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Zach Seils Thu, 08/21/2008 - 09:45
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Hi Cameron,

Why does the export fail with a leading / in the path? Is that not a valid path on the target server?

Can you perform the following debug and send the syslog.txt file:

From config mode:

logg disk prior debug

From enable mode:

transaction-log force export



cstockwe Thu, 08/21/2008 - 17:20
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Hi Zach

It looks like that the SFTP server's directory I was supplied is not an absolute path. If I put in the absolute path "/home/tst1wae01/logs/raw" it works ok.

I suppose the strange thing that I was raising was the fact that the CLI will accept a command without the leading '/' but the central manager GUI won't.


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