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In this tutorial, we'll show you where to find your server's log files which can be used for diagnosing issues such as the server not starting up. So, to start with click on File Manager



This will display all your servers file, go ahead and press Logs

Once in here you will see a range of files. Most of these files are compressed and you will need a program like Win-rar or 7-Zip to open them.
However, the latest.log file is well the MOST RECENT log file of your server.



Share logs the right way

It is rather difficult for staff, and generally anyone, to read your server logs if you copy/paste the text. Instead, use our pasting tool to get a link to your log which would be formatted properly, and readable for users.

Java Edition

20##-##-##-#.log.gz - These files are the previous log files of the server being compressed with Gzip for the sake of reducing storage. They're useful for reading through logs in an earlier time. However, you are required to download them onto your system in order to open them using a program such as WinRAR. Usually found on papermc/purpur and so on
latest.log - This is the most up-to-date version of your server log and is being written as your server runs in the background. This is the file you would want to check through if there was a crash without a crash-report.
fml-server-# - Though only found on modded servers, these log files give a further detailed explaination into whats happening behind the scenes with all the mods on your server. Especially useful when debugging mod issues.
debug.log - Though only found on modded servers, these log files give a further detailed explaination into whats happening behind the scenes with all the mods on your server. Especially useful when debugging mod issues.

Bedrock Edition

Unfortunately, vanilla bedrock does not contain any server logs
The server.log file in PocketMineMP Software is present in the root directory of the server, not in logs. Unfortunately, it only ever saves the most recent server logs, and doesn't keep a history of older logs.
20##-##-##-#.log.gz - For nukkit - These files are the previous log files of the server being compressed with Gzip for the sake of reducing storage. They're useful for reading through logs in an earlier time. However, you are required to download them onto your system in order to open them using a program such as WinRAR. latest.log is also present

Proxy softwares

proxy.log.0 on bungeecord is the most up-to-date version of your server log and is being written as your server runs in the background. This is the file you would want to check through if there was a crash without a crash-report. Unfortunately, there are no past-history logs for bungeecord.
20##-##-##-#.log.gz - For velocity & waterdogpe - These files are the previous log files of the server being compressed with Gzip for the sake of reducing storage. They're useful for reading through logs in an earlier time. However, you are required to download them onto your system in order to open them using a program such as WinRAR. latest.log is also present

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