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About Flight Data Recorder (FDR) Log Files
Siebel flight data recorder files (extension
.fdr) are records of system and server component behavior at run time. In the event of a system or server component failure, the settings and events leading up to the failure are captured and logged. The Siebel flight data recorder log file can then be forwarded to Siebel Technical Support and used to troubleshoot and analyze the specific settings and events that occurred prior to the failure. The Siebel flight data recorder log files are stored in the Binary subdirectory of the Siebel Server root directory. They appear in the following form:
The Siebel flight data recorder feature is enabled by default.
NOTE: FDR files are stored in binary format and cannot be read with a text editor.
Setting the environment variable SIEBEL_CRASH_HANDLER to 0 disables the creation of FDR files, in addition to several other logging functions. Only set this variable to 0 in consultation with Siebel Technical Support.