Where is the vertica dbLog? and what is the log used for?

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Where is the vertica dbLog? and what is the log used for?

 

Answer:

During startup before the vertica log has been initialized to write messages, each node in the cluster writes messages into a file named dbLog. This log is useful to diagnose situations where database fails to start before it can write messages into vertica.log. The dbLog can be found at the following path, using catalog-path and database-name as described above:

catalog-path/database-name/dbLog