Datasources Overview

A Datasource contains the location, filename, and settings of the log files to be processed.  

Datasources can only be used by Profiles in the same Collection.  Each Profile needs at least one Datasource, and single Datasource can be used by many Profiles.  

Datasources can be configured to point at logs stored locally on the server, or at logs on a remote server.  This setting is configured in the Log Location Type field.  Options are:
  • Local Filesystem
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • UNC
On Windows, Angelfish runs under the Local System account.  Datasources aren't able to access a mapped drive unless the mapping is owned by the Local System account.

We recommend using Service Accounts when accessing logs on remote servers.
Help Article: Service Accounts


LOCATION FIELD
The Location field in each Datasource stores the path & filename of the logs.  You can ese RegEx, Date Substitution Statements, & Wildcards in the Location field to match multiple logs and new logs as they're created in the future.  

Help Article: RegEx

Before saving a Datasource, use the Browse button to the right of the Location field to verify your settings are correct.

For all Datasources, specify the full path to the logs in the Location field.  For example:

Local Filesystem
  • Windows:  C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC3512\u_exYYMM.*
  • Linux: /usr/local/logs/website-name/access.YYYYMM.*

FTP
The entered username must be able to access the path & files on the remote server
  • /usr/local/logs/website-name/access.YYYYMM.*

SFTP
The entered username must be able to access the path & files on the remote server
  • /usr/local/logs/website-name/access.YYYYMM.*

UNC
Enter the full path to the logs, including server name (or IP address) and share name
The entered username must be able to access the path & files on the remote server
  • \\server-name\LogFiles\W3SVC3512\u_exYYMM.*
  • \\10.1.1.55\LogFiles\W3SVC3512\u_exYYMM.*

Creation date: 4/18/2022 10:40 PM (Angelfish Support)      Updated: 6/5/2022 12:43 PM (Angelfish Support)