How do I get my SDC server to rotate logs in local time instead of GMT?


Webtrends Analytics 8.x
Webtrends Analytics 9.x


By default, Smartsource Data Collector (SDC) rotate the logs at GMT midnight. When this happens data for a single day local time is spread across two different log files.


To have your SDC log files rotated in your local server’s time, make a change to the dcs.cfg file located in the SDC installation directory found here – ./Webtrends./SmartSource Data Collector./cfg./dcs.cfg

Open the file and locate the following line:

GMTrotation = True

Change it to be


Save the file.

Restart IIS.

From this point forward, log files will rotate in the server’s local time.