What is in the GWCHECK log files for Redline?

  • 7019880
  • 08-Aug-2008
  • 24-Jan-2019

Environment

REDLINE 2.5x, 3.x

Situation

What is the information gathered in the gwcheck logs that are configured for Redline? Where is all the data from the Redline reports on the post offices and users coming from?

Resolution

Below is a description of each of the three scheduled gwcheck events that should have been created during initial configuration of Redline by the user.  These scheduled tasks are completed at least once daily, and are put on disk in the post office directory ../wpcsout/chk.  After completion the files output are sent to the Control Center by the Redline Agent for processing where they will be placed in one or more of the Redline databases. The Redline Agent gathers the files, named "gwaudit.log, gwstats.log, or mbstats.log", for each post office in the GroupWise System.  It then sends them to the Redline Control Center for processing.  The Control Center places the relevant data into the a database where it can be queried to produce various reports about all users licenses and activity in the GroupWise system. Once Redline retrieves these files they are removed from the disk. Administrators can then query these databases through the Redline web interface to generate reports and gather statistical information about the GroupWise system and its users.
  
The three tasks output the following basic reports; gwaudit.log, gwstats.log, and mbstats.log.  Details about each of these are listed below. 

GWAUDIT.LOG 

Redline requires a scheduled nightly task called an audit report.  This report contains the following information about a post office: 

1) shows which mailboxes require full client licenses and which mailboxes require limited client licenses 
2) shows which mailboxes are active (have been accessed at least one time) 
3) shows which mailboxes have never been active 
4) shows which mailboxes have been inactive for a specified period of time. 

Here is an example of what might be seen in an audit report: 

----- Audit report for user (mjohnson) on database /opt/novell/groupwise/furya/ofuser/user5g5.db           
Last activity time - 08/07/08 13:10           
Full client license 
PROCESSING COMPLETED- total processing time: 0:00:00 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Audit report for user (linuxadmin) on database /opt/novell/groupwise/furya/ofuser/user6te.db           
Last activity time not available           
Limited client license User is inactive 
PROCESSING COMPLETED- total processing time: 0:00:00 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 

GWSTATS.LOG 

Redline requires a scheduled nightly task called Mailbox Statistics by GroupWise.  When Redline is initially configured, a scheduled report is setup, and is output as "gwstats.log".  This report gives individual user statistics about client mailboxes and includes the following: 

1) Number of records in the client mailbox 
2) How many messages in the Inbox, Outbox, and Trash 
3) The size of the client mailbox 
4) How close to the threshold (if there is one set) the mailbox is. 
5) Provides a record check for the messages In addition, this report gives overall GroupWise System information such as: 
     a) Number of users, mailboxes, and post offices 
     b) Number of normal, forwarded, replied to, read, unread messages in the system 
     c) Distribution list statistics 
     d) Average message sizes 
     e) Number of low, standard, high priority messages 

Here is an example of what is contained in the Mailbox Statistics gwcheck report: ===== TASK LOG - 2 (489af789.ckl) 
====Checking user = mjohnson (5g5)    146432 bytes, 08/07/08 13:10 ( mike [])     
CONTENTS VERIFICATION/STATISTICS analysis of db /opt/novell/groupwise/furya/ofuser/user5g5.db       - 88 records found, last DRN = 93       - checking Data records         36 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         37 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         38 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         39 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         40 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         41 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         42
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         43 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         44
 ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         45 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         46 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         47 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         48 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         49 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         50 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         51 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         52 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         53 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         54 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         72 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         73 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         74 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         75 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         76 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         77 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         78 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         92 
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item         93
ITEM_RECORD check- MAIL record         - found 1 recipient(s) for outbox item   
User stats:  21 InBox, 11 OutBox, 0 WasteBasket   
Disk space management values:  Size Limit - 0KB, Threshold - 0%       247028 kbytes in use by user's mail 
PROCESSING COMPLETED- total processing time: 0:00:00 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- GroupWise System Information 
Number of Users...............    5  
Number of Post Offices.........    1
Number of Mailboxes...........    5  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
Item statistics:       
TOTAL  /MBOX   Mailbox statistics:     
TOTAL  /MBOX    normal items........  185   37.0     Boxes with mail.......    5    forwarded items.....   15    3.0     IN box entries:    reply items.........    0    0.0       read................   32    6.4    total items.........  200   40.0       unread..............    0    0.0                                           new.................  140   28.0 Distribution statistics:                  total...............  172   34.4    to single user......   19    3.8       Boxes over IN limit.    0    to <= 3 users.......   25    5.0     OUT box entries:    to many users.......    3    0.6       total...............   28    5.6    sent encrypted (%)..    0              Boxes over OUT limit    0                                       Schedule statistics: Average item length.... 1522KB          Boxes with schedules..    0                                         INcoming appointments: Items w/ attachments...    0              read................    0    0.0 Average number attach..    0              unread..............    0    0.0 Average attach length..    0              new.................    0    0.0                                           total...............    0    0.0 Items hidden by rcvr...    0            OUTgoing appointments: Items in trashcan......    0    0.0       total...............    0    0.0 Items counts:       
 TOTAL   /MBOX                      -----   -----    mail                200    40.0    appointment           0     0.0    note                  0     0.0    task                  0     0.0    phone                 0     0.0    profile               0     0.0    others                0     0.0 Items breakdown:           
 IN     OUT    PERS   DRAFT | TOTAL                          -----   -----   -----   ----- + -----    mail..................  172      28       0       0 |   200    appointment...........    0       0       0       0 |     0    note..................    0       0       0       0 |     0    task..................    0       0       0       0 |     0    phone.................    0       0       0       0 |     0                          ----------------------------- + ------    total.................  172      28       0       0 |   200 Priority breakdown:        
LOW    NORM    HIGH | TOTAL                          -----   -----   ----- | -----    mail..................    0     200       0 |   200    appointment...........    0       0       0 |     0    note..................    0       0       0 |     0    task..................    0       0       0 |     0                          ----------------------+------    total.................    0     200       0 |   200 Security breakdown:     
NORM    PROP    CONF    SECR    TSEC    FYEO | TOTAL                          -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   ----- | -----    mail..................  200       0       0       0       0       0 |   200    appointment...........    0       0       0       0       0       0 |     0    note..................    0       0       0       0       0       0 |     0    task..................    0       0       0       0       0       0 |     0                          ----------------------------------------------|------    total.................  200       0       0       0       0       0 |   200
 Return Receipt Requests:  OPEN  ACCEPT  DELETE                          -----   -----   -----    mail..................    0     n/a       0    appointment...........    0       0       0    note..................    0     n/a       0    task..................    0     n/a       0                          ---------------------    total.................    0       0       0 

MBSTATS.LOG

Redline requires a scheduled nightly task called an Mailbox Statistics report.  This can be used to get the size of each mailboxes and suggest voluntary cleanup. It can be beneficial for e-mail retention and provide such data as: 

1) The number of messages and appointments in the post office 
2) Age of messages 
3) Size of user databases.
 4) Display any user mailboxes that have more than a specified number of items. This can help determine which users might be using an excessive amount of file server disk space. Here is an example of what may be seen in this statistical report: 

========== mjohnson      (5g5 / 176)     88 (    93)      0      6          146432  ( mike []) Return from GetBoxBackupAndRetentionSettings = 0xDF06 Items older than 60 days: Downloaded items older than 30 days: Items larger than 1024000 bytes: 247028 kbytes in use by user's mail Type   From             To               Date           Size            Drn ------ ---------------- ---------------- -------------- --------------- --- 
PROCESSING COMPLETED- total processing time: 0:00:00 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ===== 
JOB LOG SUMMARY (489af793.ckl) =========================================== ================================================================================ 
*** User databases found: 5 *** Total recs in all dbs:   462 data    0 deleted 31 setup   2675712 bytes *** Average recs per user:    92 data    0 deleted  6 setup    535142 bytes Processing completed 

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 370.

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