File system transfer logs

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This document describes the current file system transfer log format.

View transfer logs

File system transfers produce detailed transfer logs that you can use to verify the results of your transfer job. Each job produces a collection of transfer logs that are stored in the destination Cloud Storage bucket.

Logs are produced while the transfer job is running. The complete logs are typically available within 15 minutes of job completion.

You can view logs in either of the following:

View errors within the Google Cloud Console

To display all errors encountered during the transfer within Google Cloud console:

  1. Click View transfer logs.

    The Bucket details page is displayed. This is a destination in your Cloud Storage bucket.

  2. Click on the transfer log you are interested in.

    The transfer logs are displayed. For more information, see transfer log format.

View logs in the destination bucket

Transfer logs are stored in the destination bucket at the following path:

destination-bucket-name/storage-transfer/logs/transferJobs/job-name/transferOperations/operation-name

where:

  • destination-bucket-name is the name of the job's destination Cloud Storage bucket.
  • job-name is the job name, as displayed in the job list.
  • operation-name is the name of the individual transfer operation, comprised as the IS08601 timestamp and generated ID.

Logs are aggregated and stored as objects. Each batch of logs is named by its creation time. For example:

my bucket/storage-transfer/logs/transferOperations/job1/2019-10-19T10_52_56.519081644-07_00.log

Run BigQuery queries on transfer logs

To run BigQuery queries on your transfer logs:

  1. Load the CSV log data into BigQuery.

  2. Run your BigQuery query.

Example queries

Display the number of files that attempted transfer and whether they failed or succeeded

select ActionStatus, count(*) as num_files
from big-query-table
where Action="TRANSFER"
group by 1;

Where big-query-table is the name of the BigQuery table that contains the transfer log.

Display all files that failed to transfer

select Src_File_Path
from big-query-table
where Action="TRANSFER" and ActionStatus="FAILED";

Where big-query-table is the name of the BigQuery table that contains the transfer log.

Display checksum and timestamp for each file that successfully transferred

select Timestamp, Action, ActionStatus, Src_File_Path, Src_File_Size,
Src_File_Crc32C, Dst_Gcs_BucketName, Dst_Gcs_ObjectName, Dst_Gcs_Size,
Dst_Gcs_Crc32C, Dst_Gcs_Md5
from big-query-table
where Action="TRANSFER" and ActionStatus="SUCCEEDED";

Where big-query-table is the name of the BigQuery table that contains the transfer log.

Display all error information for directories that failed to transfer

select FailureDetails_ErrorType, FailureDetails_GrpcCode, FailureDetails_Message
from big-query-table
where Action="FIND" and ActionStatus="FAILED";

Where big-query-table is the name of the BigQuery table that contains the transfer log.

Format description

File system transfer logs are saved in tab-separated values (TSV) format, and contain a header row with field names. The order that the fields are displayed are generally stable, but aren't guaranteed, and must be inferred from the header row.

Each line represents a single log record, that is a status update on part of the overall transfer operation.

The following table describes the fields in the log file:

Log field Description
Timestamp ISO 8601-compliant timestamp when we recorded the event.
Operation Name The fully-qualified operation name.
Action Describes the action of this particular task. One of the following:
  • FIND: Finding work to do, such as listing files on-premises
  • TRANSFER: Uploading files
  • DELETE: Deleting files at destination
ActionStatus The high-level status of the action. One of the following:
  • SUCCEEDED: The action completed successfully.
  • FAILED: The action failed. Additional details about the failure are in the FailureDetails fields.
FailureDetails.ErrorType A string that represents the type of error encountered. For example, FILE_NOT_FOUND. Populated only if an error was encountered.
FailureDetails.GrpcCode A string value of the Google RPC code. For example, FAILED_PRECONDITION. Populated only if an error was encountered.
FailureDetails.Message A human-readable error message for the failure. Populated only if an error was encountered.
Src.Type String that describes the source's storage system type. This is always ON_PREM.
Src.File.Path Path of the transferred on-premises file.
Src.File.LastModified The POSIX modified time (mtime) of the on-premises file.
Src.FileSize The file size in bytes.
Src.File.Crc32C The CRC32C checksum of the file's contents.
Dst.Type String that describes the destination storage system type. This is always GCS.
Dst.Gcs.BucketName The destination Cloud Storage bucket name.
Dst.Gcs.ObjectName The object prefix for the destination object.
Dst.Gcs.LastModified The POSIX modified time (mtime) of the destination object.
Dst.Gcs.Size The object size in bytes.
Dst.Gcs.Crc23C The CRC32C checksum of the object's contents.
Dst.Md5 The MD5 checksum of the final object in Cloud Storage.

Example log entry

The following is an example of two lines of log output, the header and a data line:

Timestamp       OperationName   Action  ActionStatus    FailureDetails.ErrorType        FailureDetails.GrpcCode FailureDetails.Message     Src.Type        Src.File.Path   Src.File.LastModified   Src.File.Size   Src.File.Crc32C Dst.Type   Dst.Gcs.BucketName      Dst.Gcs.ObjectName      Dst.Gcs.LastModified    Dst.Gcs.Size    Dst.Gcs.Crc32C  Dst.Gcs.Md5
2019-10-18T21:06:17Z    transferOperations/agent-manual_transferJobs/OPI1494275376193533620_0000000001571432448     TRANSFER        SUCCEEDED                               ON_PREM_FILE    /mnt/disks/disk-1/directory1/file.txt      1561409931      406     3089075447      GCS_OBJECT      destination-gcs-bucket    file.txt  1571432776      406     3089075447      FDjya7dWbd0OrgnZ7g9ZJw==