IMS Database Log File Test

The Oracle Communications messaging server instance message store contains a database (Berkley DB) that stores information about the mailboxes on the server, and stores quota information about the mailboxes. This test monitors the log files of the message store database.

Target of the test : An Oracle Communications Messaging Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Oracle Communications messaging server.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The SMTP port of the Oracle Communications messaging server.


The complete path to the "mboxlist" directory of the current instance of the messaging server. By default, this directory will be located within the "store" directory of the "messaging server instance directory". For example, the MboxListPath in Windows environments can be: C:\iPlanet\Server5\msg-egtest\store\mboxlist, and in Unix environments, it can be: /usr/iplanet/server5/msg-sun08/store/mboxlist.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Number of files

Indicates the number of database log files present in the directory, <IPLANET_MESSAGING_SERVER_INSTALL_DIR>/<CURRENT_INSTANCE_DIRECTORY>/store/mboxlist. Example of the log file is log.0000000014.


Database log files refer to sleepycat transaction checkpointing log files (in the directory, <IPLANET_MESSAGING_SERVER_INSTALL_DIR>/<CURRENT_INSTANCE_DIRECTORY>/store/mboxlist). If log files accumulate, then database checkpointing will not occur. At any given point of time, the presence of 2 or 3 log files is indicative of good health. If there are more files, it could be a sign of a problem. Log file accumulation could also be due to "stored" problems.

Total size of files

Indicates the space occupied by the database log files.