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Re: [webalizer] Need Help

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  • Khin Maung Thaw
    Thanks a lot Brad, I am not a expart user of webalizer, I check the webalizer.hist and current log file, but history file was deleted. How can i get it back of
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 7, 2002
      Thanks a lot Brad,
      I am not a expart user of webalizer, I
      check the webalizer.hist and current log file, but
      history file was deleted. How can i get it back of all
      past history? Please explain like ABC.



      Thanks,
      Thaw

      --- "Bradford L. Barrett" <brad@...> wrote:
      >
      > > >if you still have the logs of the last months you
      > could
      > > >delete the webalizer.hist and webalizer.current
      > files
      > > >(if you don't use incremental mode the might not
      > exist)
      > > >and simply let webalizer re-process all logs.
      > >
      > > You mean this is an advice to this user with a
      > smile :=)
      > > I mean you cant possibly be seriuous with such an
      > advice.
      >
      > Yup, that is the correct procedure. The webalizer
      > maintains a history
      > of past logs processed. If it gets deleted, then
      > you have to re-process
      > your logs to recreate that history (or restore from
      > a backup.. you are
      > doing regular backups now aren't you?). There is a
      > possible workaround
      > (see below) if you know what you are doing, but it's
      > not recommended for
      > the casual user.
      >
      > > It brings me to having very many doubts about the
      > usefullness
      > > of webalizer, if there is no other solution to
      > such problems.
      >
      > Yeah.. so lets say you accidentally erase all of
      > your server logs..
      > do you expect apache to re-create them for you going
      > back N months?
      > How about if you accidentally blip your
      > /etc/messages file.. do you
      > expect syslog to magically bring them back? If you
      > toast your MRTG
      > files, how do you expect to get them back? What
      > doubts could you
      > possibly have with this concept?
      >
      > > >If you don't have the logs anymore, I guess its
      > hard luck,
      > > >nothing webalizer can do about that, then!
      > > With some luck I managed to repair the error in
      > the complete
      > > central .htm file (containing the current month)
      > but i'm
      > > really worried if i would have to do it all over
      > again,
      > > because somewhere in the process an error would
      > occur......
      >
      > Thats great.. until the next time you run webalizer,
      > and it overwrites
      > your index.html file, leaving out the months you
      > 'added'. If you know the
      > totals for previous months, you can edit
      > webalizer.hist and put them back.
      > This way, at least you won't have to edit the html
      > file after each run :)
      >
      > --
      > Bradford L. Barrett
      > brad@...
      > A free electron in a sea of neutrons DoD#1750
      > KD4NAW
      >
      > The only thing Micro$oft has done for society, is
      > make people
      > believe that computers are inherently unreliable.
      >
      >


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