Retrieve Log Files and Configuration Settings
When you report a problem to ownCloud Support or our Forum (ownCloud Central) you will be asked to provide certain log files or configurations for our engineers (or other users). These are essential in better understanding your issue, your specific configuration, and the cause of the problem.
Here are instructions for how to collect them.
You can use the webUI or the command line to generate a config report. The webUI includes the web server environment, while the command line generated one doesn’t as it can’t access it. Therefore, if possible, always generate it through the webUI. Please note that you have to have the configreport app enabled. Check if it’s already enabled by going to the apps section of the admin settings. You can enable this app using the following commands:
# Install it, if it’s not already installed sudo -u www-data php occ market:install configreport # Or enable it, if it’s already installed sudo -u www-data php occ:app enable configreport
You can use the webUI to download your ownCloud Server log file. To do so, navigate to:
If the log file is too big, you will need to transfer it from the command line. The location of the log file can be found in your config.php. It’s in your data directory.
'datadirectory' => '/var/www/owncloud/data',
You also can specify a different location of the log file.
'logfile' => '/home/www-data/owncloud.log',
Note that the web server user has to have rights to write in that directory.