If you wish to look at the Opal server or DataSHIELD logs:
Launch the virtual machine
Log into the console window for the Virtual Machine using the options found here – it would be advisable in this case to use the Ubuntu Terminal/Shell environment as it offers better funtionality of scrolling through the code compared to the virtual machine’s window.
Change to directory"/var/log/opal"
List the contents using:
(the "-lt" part of the command instructs it to list in order of most recent change).
The directory contains four log files:
You can view these logs by using:
Given these logs will likely be very long, you can hit space to see more, and q to quit.
Live Monitoring Logs
If you wish to create a blank slate to view what logs are created as you try to recreate a problem on the opal server, you can clear out the logs using the following steps.
If you want to see the logs from a previous error, don't proceed with this clearing process.
Firstly, delete anything with a hyphen in the file name:
Then remove the existing contents of the four remaining files (effectively the same as deleting the contents of them).