VisualSVN Server writes all log messages to the Windows Event Log. Since version 2.0 all VisualSVN Server related messages are stored in the dedicated event log named "VisualSVN Server". This article describes how to find and export VisualSVN Server logs on various operating systems.

Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista and newer

Perform the following steps to find VisualSVN Server logs:
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance.
  4. Click Administrative Tools.
  5. Double-click Event Viewer.
  6. Expand the Applications and Services Logs category.
  7. Choose the VisualSVN Server log;

To export VisualSVN Server logs use Save Events As context menu command. The preferred format for exported logs is tab delimited text file.

Windows Server 2003/Windows XP

Perform the following steps to find VisualSVN Server logs:
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Administrative Tools.
  4. Start Event Viewer.
  5. Choose the VisualSVN Server log.

To export VisualSVN Server logs use Save Log File As context menu command. The preferred format for exported logs is tab delimited text file.

Retrieving logs for an interrupted installation

Since version 2.0 the dedicated VisualSVN Server log is always created during the install. It can be absent only if the installation process was failed with the "Service 'VisualSVN Server' failed to start..." error message.

Perform the following steps to retrieve logs if the installation of the VisualSVN Server fails with an error message:

  1. Restart the installation process.
  2. Follow the installer until an error message appears (do not close the error message dialog).
  3. Explore the logs according to instructions above.

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