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Does Keka keep or generate logs

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:33 pm
by Ben Dejo
I am backing up a lot of data for a legal matters. I am using Keka for both archive and unarchiving files. I have two log related questions to ask.

First, I would like is to know if Keka keeps or generates a log of activity. Especially great if it references the File(s) and action and start/stop/duration.
If not, do any of you know what Mac logs I should look for that may provide relevant activity?

Second, does it keep a log or index of the files it is compressing/decompressing?
Again, if not, and there's a Mac log somewhere that would be nice to know.

Thank you very much.

Does Keka keep or generate logs

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:50 am
by aone
Hi Ben,

By default Keka does not create any logs. With the latest versions you can enable them though. Just click on Keka's Help menu -> Debug and enable both Enable and Save debug information:
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The log is not very read-friendly for your purposes, but it has all the information you need like source/destination file location and names and timestamps.

Hope this helps.