Enabling Logging for Windows Azure Backup Agent

by [Published on 6 Sept. 2016 / Last Updated on 6 Sept. 2016]

Tip explains how to enable logging for Windows Azure Backup Agent

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 introduced Windows Azure Backup Agent to allow organizations to backup data and store at Windows Azure Public cloud. In case you need to enable logging for Windows Azure Backup Agent, create/modify the below registry entries:

  • Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Azure Backup
  • Registry Entry: TraceLogLevel
  • Registry Type: REG_DWORD
  • Registry Value: 0x12 (18 decimal)
  • Registry Entry: CBEngineTraceLogMaxNumber
  • Registry Type: REG_DWORD
  • Registry Value: Maximum number of log files retained.

After creating\modifying above registry entries, you must restart Obengine service. You can restart Obengine service by issuing the following commands:

  • Net stop obengine && Net Start Obengine

Logs are located under "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent\Temp"

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. He specializes in directory services, Microsoft Azure, Failover clusters, Hyper-V, and System Center products and has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to Health Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions. Nirmal can be reached at nirmal_sharma@mvps.org.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.