File activity logs

Learn where the File activity monitoring (FAM) log files are located.


Cannot find FAM logs, or change debug level

Resolving the problem

FAM logs are located in:
  • Windows: The FAM agent log file is called StapAT.ctl and resides in C:\Program Files\IBM\Windows S-TAP\Logs. The FAM installer log is C:\IBM Windows S-TAP.ctl drive. The Services logs are named FAMsvc.ctl and FsMonitor.ct, and are located in the log folder under the install path.
  • Linux: FAM errors and debug logs are named guard_stap.fam.txt. The default location in UNIX is \tmp, and is configured by tap_log_dir. The debug level is configured by tap_debug_output_level.