I am currently helping a customer migrate from Novell to Microsoft and they are using the Quest migrator product to move their data to new DFS servers.
They currently have a large amount of data stored on a number of volumes. The sheer number of volumes and data have required that they deploy a large number of the copy engine servers.
The copy engine does not utilize a central logging facility, it stores the logfiles in a folder alongside the copy engine.
This unfortunately has a side affect, that there are now quite a few log files and some are reaching over 1.5GB in size.
Trying to load these files into a text editor as proven impossible and unworkable and another way was needed.
I decided that the best way to achieve this was to use a script that would parse the log files and extract the errors from the files into another file that would be smaller and easier to work with.
I decided to use Powershell as the scripting language as it would run on the new infrastructure and could be run on a copy engine server with enough disk space.
I undertook quite a bit of research and trial and error but eventually I have a working script.
This script is not signed so you will either need to sign the script to run it or elevate the privileges with set-Executionpolicy on the system you are going to be using.
The script uses two files the main script file and a csv file with the volume names and copy engine server names.
Below you will find a copy of both. I have also created a git repository that you can find on GitHub if you would like to help make it better
Original PowerShell Script
Original CSV File
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