Downloading a database log file - Amazon Aurora

Downloading a database log file

You can use the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI or API to download a database log file.

To download a database log file

  1. Open the Amazon RDS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Databases.

  3. Choose the name of the DB instance that has the log file that you want to view.

  4. Choose the Logs & events tab.

  5. Scroll down to the Logs section.

  6. In the Logs section, choose the button next to the log that you want to download, and then choose Download.

  7. Open the context (right-click) menu for the link provided, and then choose Save Link As. Enter the location where you want the log file to be saved, and then choose Save.

    
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To download a database log file, use the AWS CLI command download-db-log-file-portion. By default, this command downloads only the latest portion of a log file. However, you can download an entire file by specifying the parameter --starting-token 0.

The following example shows how to download the entire contents of a log file called log/ERROR.4 and store it in a local file called errorlog.txt.

Example

For Linux, macOS, or Unix:

aws rds download-db-log-file-portion \ --db-instance-identifier myexampledb \ --starting-token 0 --output text \ --log-file-name log/ERROR.4 > errorlog.txt

For Windows:

aws rds download-db-log-file-portion ^ --db-instance-identifier myexampledb ^ --starting-token 0 --output text ^ --log-file-name log/ERROR.4 > errorlog.txt

To download a database log file, use the Amazon RDS API DownloadDBLogFilePortion action.