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Controlling the filename and frequency for creation of a new PGP log file

Karla Marsh


  • EFT Server Enterprise version 6.4 and later
  • EFT v8 and later uses the AdvancedProperties.json file instead of the registry.

When you upgrade from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8, the non-default settings that you have defined in the registry will be added to the Advanced Properties file during upgrade. (Default settings become part of the EFT configuration files.) For a more on how to use advanced properties, and a spreadsheet of the advanced properties, please refer to the "Advanced Properties" topic in the help for your version of EFT.


EFT Server can log PGP operations using the advanced property below.

In EFT v8 and later:

Add the name:value pair to the AdvancedProperties.JSON file in EFT's \ProgramData\ directory as described in the "Advanced Properties" topic in the online help for your version of EFT.

"PGPLogSuffixTemplate": %Y%m%d

In versions prior to v8.0:

32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0

64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0

Create the String: PGPLogSuffixTemplate

If the string is missing a value or zero = legacy behavior.

The registry value should contain a date-time template that is converted to the current time/date and appended to the PGP log file name (before the extension dot, or at the end of file name if there is no extension) when each PGP operation occurs.

A reg string "%Y%m%d"(no quotes) yields a new PGP log file each day with the following name: ..\ProgramData\GlobalSCAPE\EFT Server \PGPlog20110802.txt

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