Common Log File Locations for HA Configuration


In a JAMS HA (Highly Available) configuration it is helpful to be able to keep logs within a central location.

JAMS can be configured to keep log files on a local disk during the Job Execution, and move the log file to a common, centralized location upon the Job completion.

To do this, navigate to the Configuration Shortcut from the JAMS Shortcuts list. Select the Configuration tab. Within the File Locations section, set the value for Common Log Location to a common path that both the Primary and Secondary JAMS Servers can access.


When JAMS executes a Job, it will initially write the log to the "DefaultLogLocation." Upon completion JAMS will look to verify the CommonLogLocation and ship the Log there to ensure it is kept centrally. The History View and Monitor View will point to the Central location, upon completion of the Job.

Using JAMS Folder Properties, log files can be moved to a subdirectory within the common log location. As JAMS folders inherit the Master CommonLogLocation, only specify the sub directory in the Job Properties.

For example, to send all log files from JAMS Folder Accounting to:
Set the Log File Path on the Accounting Folder to:


The JAMS Scheduler Service will need access to this remote location; due to this it would be recommended to have this service running under the same Domain account on both the Primary and Secondary JAMS Servers.

Instructions on doing so can be found here.


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    MaryAnn Salas

    Can the common log location have a "Space" ?

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    Dan Fowle

    Hi MaryAnn,
    Yes, the common log location can have a space in the path.

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    Michael Aebi

    Why are the Folders not created by jams when a new target is defined where they should end up?

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    Gennaro Piccolo

    Hello Michael, that feature has not been added to JAMS currently. If this is something you'd like to see in the future, please submit a formal enhancement request