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Load modes

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Load modes

Ween saving a profile you can choose how you want to store log rows once retrieved from the log files.

 

Different load modes

Normal

All log rows are loaded in memory and are queried directly in memory. The next time you load the same profile all log rows need to be parsed again. Log files loaded without a profile or with the free edition are always loaded in normal mode.

Use cache (Professional edition)

All log rows are also loaded in memory and are queried directly in memory but they are also stored in a binary cache file. The next time you load the same profile only new log rows will need to be parsed. Log rows already in the cache file are loaded 5 times faster.
Default database (Professional edition)

In this mode a SQLite database will be automatically created for the profile and all log rows will be stored in it. Then only filtered log rows are loaded in memory;

Custom database (Professional edition)

Works like the default database mode but additionally you can choose between a SQLite, MySQL or SQL server database.

 

Comparison between different modes

Use the normal mode for log files you analyze only occasionally because it is slow to parse log files every time.

Use the cache mode if you analyze the same logs very often but are interested only in recent log rows so the amount of data to load in memory is not too much.

Use the database mode if you need to do an analysis over a very big number of rows (several millions). For example if you need to analyze several years of logs to display statistics.