Tag Archives: logs

How to redirect errors to a specific file in Unix

Hello there,

Sometimes we have to check for Errors in the DSSerrors.log and the log is huge. To help you with this task, we can execute a simple command that will redirect the Errors to a specific file. To do that in Unix, you just have to:

cat ../log/DSSErrors.log | grep “Error” >> /folder/filename

So, right after the CAT, you have to specify where is the DSSErrors.log and right after the >> the folder and the filename that you want to use to store the errors.

Hope it helps.

God bless you!

How to monitor Document data preparation

Hello there!

Today I’m going to teach you how to monitor document data preparation. This is a good thing to troubleshoot document performance.

To do that, you just have to:

1.Open MicroStrategy Diagnostics and Performance logging

You can find it in Start > Programs > MicroStrategy > Tools

2. Choose CastorServer instance:


3. Go to Performance Configuration

3. Enable these logs:


Just save and you can now trace problems in DSSPerformanceMonitor log file. You can find those log files in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\MicroStrategy\Log.

Hope it helps!

God bless you!


Performance Counter

Hello there!

Today I’m going to say less and show more.

You can enable performance counter to see if you have any performance issues in your environment.

There are one post from MicroStrategy that helps you to enable those logs. Here is the link:


There are two posts about the recommended settings for those logs. Here they are:

For Unix:


For Windows:


The link below shows you how to import the created file to Visual Insight (using MicroStrategy Analytics Express, but you can use your own Visual Insight installation (Desktop or Enterprise)) and analyze the log data:


Hope it helps.

God bless you!

Enable Metric Logs for Linux using Command Line

Hello there!

Here is a quick tip to enable the MetricLogs required for using the Cube Advisor in Linux using command line.

Just go to the folder where is the mstrctl installed and type these lines:

 ./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer ssc
    <log_destination n="MetricLevels" tp="3" max_size="2048" callstack_message_ids=""/>
 ./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer ssc
   <logger n="Dynamic Sourcing">
    <dispatcher n="Metric Levels Log">
     <log_destination n="MetricLevels"/>


And after that, type this line:

./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer gsc >> /tmp/a.txt

Then, restart IS:
./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer stop
./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer start

That's it.

Hope it helps.

God bless you.