Purging Messages

Log Viewer

Purging Messages

Logged messages are purged automatically according to parameters set on the Storage page of the Configure dialog box. You can use the Purge dialog box to remove messages before reaching those limits. For more information, see Configuring the ArchestrA Logger Storage Options.

Caution You cannot undo the Purge function. Several ArchestrA Log Viewer functions like CTRL+R clear the messages shown in the message window, but have no effect on the messages logged to the ArchestrA Logger. If you want to simply clear the ArchestrA Log Viewer’s message window, do not use Purge. Purge actually deletes the messages from the ArchestrA Logger.

To purge existing messages from the ArchestrA Logger

  1. From the Action menu, click Messages, and then Purge. The Purge dialog box appears.
  • Select the option you want.
  • —Or—

    1. Select Purge All Log Messages to clear all messages from the ArchestrA Logger.
  • Select Purge Log Message Created Before to clear all messages from the ArchestrA Logger before a specified date and time.
  • Caution In the next step, after you click OK, you cannot reverse this process.

    1. Click OK to execute the type of purge you selected.

    You are prompted to create a log file of the messages to be purged.

    1. Click Yes to create a backup file or No to continue with the purge. Do one of the following:
    • If you click Yes, the Create Back-Up As dialog box appears. Set the path and file name for the backup file and click Save.
  • If you click Cancel, the purge is executed without making a backup file.
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