Site Recovery Manager records operational information into the log files. The logs files do not contain sensitive information such as private keys and passwords.

Site Recovery Manager stores the system log files in the C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\Logs directory. The latest messages from Site Recovery Manager Server are placed in the vmware-dr-number.log file.

If you restart Site Recovery Manager Server or the current file must exceed the set file size limit,Site Recovery Manager archives the current log file and creates a new log file.

To change the log file directory, enter a custom directory name in the directory XML element in the installation_directory\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\config\vmware-dr.xml configuration file. You can also change the log level of each component by updating the logLevel XML element in the vmware-dr.xml file. The default level of all components is verbose.


Configure access control lists to restrict the access to the log files.

Table 1. Log Levels




Displays only error log entries


Displays information, error, and warning log entries


Displays information, error, warning, verbose, and trivia log entries


Displays information, error, warning, and verbose log entries


Displays warning and error log entries

Site Recovery Manager supports the following components.

  • App

  • Replication

  • Recovery

  • Storage

  • StorageProvider

  • Vdb

  • Persistence

  • SoapAdapter

The vmware-dr-number.log file contains security messages concerning the authentication process and connections with the remote side.