I moved my ELOG logbooks from one laptop to another. After installing ELOG on the new laptop, I needed to tell ELOG where to look for logbooks, since by default it expects logbooks to be in the
logbooksdirectory beneath the installation directory, e.g.
C:\Program Files\ELOG\logbooks. To do so, I took the following steps:
elogd.cfg, which is stored in the ELOG installation directory, e.g.
C:\Program Files\ELOG\elogd.cfg, with Notepad from an administrator account.
- In the
globalsection add a
Logbook dir = <directory>line where
<directory>is the directory where you wish to have the logbooks stored. Note: don't use quotes around directory names, even if there are spaces in the names of directories in the path to the logbook directory. E.g.:
[global] port = 8080 logbook dir = C:\Documents and Settings\James\My Documents\ELOG\logbooks
You then need to create a section in
elogd.cfgfor the logbook. Put the name of the logbook between "[" and "]" and then add the relevant lines for that particular logbook. E.g.:
[sysadmin] Theme = default Comment = System Administration Attributes = Author, Type, Category, Subject Options Type = Configuration, Malware Scan, Patches, Problem, Problem Fixed, Routine, Software Installation, Upgrade, Other Options Category = General, Hardware, Software, Network, Security, Other Options Author = John Smith Required Attributes = Author
- Save the modified
Restart ELOG, which you can do from an administrator account from the
command line using the following commands:
C:\>net stop elogd The elogd service is stopping. The elogd service was stopped successfully. C:\>net start elogd The elogd service is starting. The elogd service was started successfully.