# Striim 3.9.7 documentation

### Reading log files

Striim uses the following log files:

file

description

messages regarding communication with other servers and agents in the cluster

striim.command.log

commands sent to the server by the console and/or web UI

striim.console.log

output from the commands in striim.command.log

striim-dbms.log

log for the local Apache Derby instance that hosts the metadata repository and stores data used by the monitoring and recovery features

striim-node.log

striim-node startup messages and SysOut output, except when running Striim as a process, in which case the output is written to the terminal running the server

striim.server.log

log for the server process, generally the first place to look when encountering problems

When Striim is installed as per Running Striim in CentOS  or Running Striim in Ubuntu, these files are in /var/log/striim. When installed otherwise, these files are in the logs directory under the Striim application directory.

You can also view some events on the Monitor page in the web UI. See Monitoring using the web UI.