This article describes the debug logging for the Plesk backend utilities (i.e. utilities within the
%plesk_bin% folder). It is also applicable for troubleshooting of the Plesk integration with a third-party application (like mail or DNS server). For all other cases, it is sufficient to enable debug logging described in the KB #213377849 .
To enable debug logging for the Plesk backend utilities:
Create (if it does not exist) the
HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\PLESK\\PSA Config\\Config\\Debugregistry entry of type
DWORD. Set its value to 1. You can use the
regedit.exeutility or run the following command in the command-line:
REG ADD "HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\PLESK\\PSA Config\\Config" /v Debug /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Note: For 32-bit operating systems registry entry must be created within the
Debug information is start logging immediately in the Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Plesk and into the
%plesk_dir%\\admin\\logs\\plesklog_debugYYYYmmdd.logfile, where YYYYmmdd represents current day of the year.
Note: It is strongly recommended to switch off debug logging once it is not necessary as it may slow down your server performance and consume a lot of diskspace.
To disable logging for the Plesk backend utilities:
HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\PLESK\\PSA Config\\Config\\Debugregistry entry value to 0 or just remove it. Command-line examples below:
To switch off:
REG ADD "HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\PLESK\\PSA Config\\Config" /v Debug /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
To delete entry:
REG DELETE "HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\PLESK\\PSA Config\\Config" /v Debug /f
Clean the logs to save diskspace:
Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Plesk > Clear Log...
DEL /F /Q "%plesk_dir%\\admin\\logs\\plesklog_debug*.log"