Watching a database log file - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Watching a database log file

Watching a database log file is equivalent to tailing the file on a UNIX or Linux system. You can watch a log file by using the Amazon Web Services Management Console. RDS refreshes the tail of the log every 5 seconds.

To watch a database log file
  1. Open the Amazon RDS console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Databases.

  3. Choose the name of the DB instance that has the log file that you want to view.

  4. Choose the Logs & events tab.

    Choose the Logs & events tab
  5. In the Logs section, choose a log file, and then choose Watch.

    Choose a log

    RDS shows the tail of the log, as in the following MySQL example.

    Tail of a log file