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Location of Site Recovery Manager log files (1021802)

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This article provides the default location of the most common Site Recovery Manager (SRM) log files.

For more information on collecting logs, see Collecting diagnostic information for Site Recovery Manager (1009253).

For information on the location of the vSphere replication logs, see Collecting the vSphere Replication VRMS and VR server logs manually (2013091).


VMware Site Recovery Manager server logs are located on the server where SRM is installed, in the All Users profile:

  • For SRM 4.x and 5.x:

    • On Windows XP and Server 2003: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\Logs\
    • On Windows Server 2008 and 2012: \ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\Logs\
    • On Windows Vista, 7: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\Logs\

  • For SRM 1.0:

    • On Windows 2000, XP and 2003: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware Site Recovery Manager\Logs\

Installation logs for VMware Site Recovery Manager are located in the Temp directory for the user performing the installation:

  • On Windows XP and 2003: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\VMSrmInst.log
  • On Windows Vista, 7, and 2008: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp\VMSrmInst.log
  • %TEMP%\VMSrmInst.log

Storage Replication Adapters (SRAs) write logs in locations specific to the SRA type and vendor. Contact the SRA vendor's documentation for more information. Common locations include:

  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\scripts\SAN\<SRA Vendor Name>\log\
  • C:\Program Files\<SRA Vendor Name>\

Note: The logs can also be gathered from the GUI of the vSphere Client if connection to the SRM plug-in is still available. The Gather Logs link from the SRM Site window imports the logs from the preceding location(s).

Additional Information

For related information, see the main article in this series Location of log files for VMware products (1021806).

The SRM configuration files are located in the Site Recovery Manager installation directory:
  • \config\extention.xml
  • \config\vmware-dr.xml



See Also

Update History

01/27/2010 - Added SRM 4.1 to Products 09/15/2011 - Added SRM 5.0 to Products 06/13/2012 - Added log location for Windows 2008 08/28/2012 - Added link to KB 2013091

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