Logs & Manifests

Canister creates a range of log files for archival purposes, and console output for troubleshooting.

Transfer Logs

For each Transfer, whether it's an archive or retrieve, a Transfer Log is created.

Transfer Logs are accessible through the Transfer Log viewer (Command-L) or directly in Finder:

~/Library/Application Support/Canister/Transfer Logs


To create a manifest of a tape, containing paths and names of all files stored, use Create Manifest option in the LTO disk menu.

Canister's Console

Besides Transfer Logs, both Canister and LTFS events are recorded in the Console Log. This console output is essential to tackle issues with tapes, drives, and drivers.

To access the Console on macOS, use Shift-Command-C. Text is selectable, and also searchable (Command-F).

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