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Corner Bowl Text Log Monitor 2022

Text and Application Log Monitoring, Management, Consolidation, Security, Compliance and Uptime Software Tool for IT Professionals

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Michael Thomason
Technology Architect
Emory Healthcare
July 30, 2020

What is Text Log Monitor?

It is...

  • an Application Log Management Software Tool
  • a Real-Time Application Log Monitor
  • an Application Log Consolidator
  • an Application Log Report Generator
  • Compliance Software for CJIS, PCI/DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR and CIS Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance

What does Text Log Monitor do?

  • Monitors application log files for critical events
  • Centrally saves application log files
  • Schedules compliance reports
  • Sends email and text notifications
  • Remote executes Powershell scripts
  • Deletes expired data

How does Corner Bowl Text Log Monitor do it?

Text Log Monitor uses a combination of WMI, Windows Shares and SSH to tail and download application and system log files from any platform.

Once harvested, log entries are filtered and, if triggered, alerts and actions fired. If you need to centrally store log files, log entries are saved to either a local or offsite repository. Don't worry, out-of-the-box Corner Bowl saves data to it's own flat file system format getting you up and running without any required 3rd party integration.

  • The world's most popular
  • Open source database
Microsoft SQL Server
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  • Use it!
Corner Bowl File System Format
  • Our own out of the box binary file format.

What does Corner Bowl Text Log Monitor include?

Define Multi-Line Log Entries

Supports both delimited and non-delimited text log files. Delimited files follow a specific format enabling programmatic parsing over multiple lines, for example, syslog files. Delimited files are read line by line until the next entry delimiter is reached. Once reached, all lines are concatenated together to form an entry. Non-delimited files do not follow any specific format making programmatic parsing impossible. Non-delimited log files are read and filtered line by line.

Define and Monitor Date Based Directories and Application Log Files

Many applications create log files using a random or a date driven naming mechanism. Text Log Monitor enables you to monitor files within a directory that match user defined file name masks that include time based criteria such as *.txt and *<yyyyMMdd>.log. When a new file is detected, Text Log Monitor automatically starts monitoring the file contents.


Sarbanes-Oxley may require your organization to archive critical log files for future reference and accountability. Text Log Monitor will archive your logs in their entirety or as a sub-set to a central SQL Server or MySQL database as well as to CSV, HTML, TXT, or XML files.

Automatic Report Generation

Create scheduled web and email reports that contain specific entries, for example, receive a daily email that contains critical application information contained within its service log file.

Enhanced Log Viewer

Text Log Monitor includes a text log viewer that pages data enables users to view, search, filter and tail large text files replacing popular command-line text file parsing tools while enabling efficient and repeatable log analysis.

Text Log Management Feature Set

Application and Text Logs
Log ConsolidationConfigure log consolidation (e.g. Schedule Log Manager to download the latest text log entries from both Windows and Linux/Unix servers then save to Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL once an hour).
Log File BackupBackup, compress, encrypt and sign text logs files (e.g. Download application and text log entries using Windows Shares and SFTP/SSH every night).
Log MonitorConfigure log monitoring (e.g. Create a real-time or polling application or text log monitor then trigger notifications when search criteria is detected).
Data Retention PolicyConfigure how long to retain text log entries in the log repository database (e.g. Archive entries older than 30 days and remove entries older than 90 days).
Application Log AnalyzerPage through data, search for criteria, highlight entries, view entry frequencies, mark entries and export result sets.
On-Demand and Scheduled Reports
Summary ReportsCreate daily summary reports so you can review your entire network in an email.
Inventory ReportsCreate daily inventory reports that include operating system version, CPU detail, memory, locale, Corner Bowl Agent information version and last check-in.
Application and Text Log ReportsCreate daily application and text log reports so you can monitor the health of your network applications.

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Last Updated: October 21st, 2021