Managing the Log Search Index Service

This service indexes new log messages as PureMessage processes mail, allowing for quicker log searches when using the log search options in the Groups Web Interface. The service consumes messages from both the mail and message logs. This service must be enabled before you can use the log search options in the Groups Web Interface. Because the Postfix mail transfer agent is required for log searches, this service is disabled by default for installations using sendmail. It is also disabled by default for Postfix users who have upgraded to the latest version of PureMessage from a previous version of PureMessage.

Important
Before enabling the Log Search Service, you must rotate both the message log and the mail log. See "Rotating PureMessage Log Files" for more information.

To enable the Log Search Service: If you have upgraded to the latest version of PureMessage from version 5.x, you must manually enable the service in /opt/pmx6/etc/logsearch.conf by setting enabled to yes. Then, on the Log Search Index: Status page, click Start.

The Log Search Index: Status page shows the following information in the Log Search Index Status table:

  • Status: Whether the service is running.
  • PID: The Unix/Linux Process ID.
  • Ready: Whether the service is ready for indexing.

To manage the Log Search Index Service: Click Start, Restart, or Stop to perform these actions. Only currently available actions are displayed.