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How To Enable/Disable Centralized Logging Mode

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How To Enable/Disable Centralized Logging Mode

Centralized logging has been deprecated with the Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows Mary 2021 release. This article is only valid for previous versions. 

The article explains how to enable/disable Centralize logging mode when the logging database has already been set up during the installation, as well as how to remove the currently filled up database. 

If the database has not yet been created/setup see How to set up the Qlik Sense Logging Service


  • Qlik Sense September 2017 to February 2021.


1. Verify Centralized Logging mode

( Please see relevant article: How To Verify if Qlik Sense Is Running With Centralized Logging Service )

  • Open CMD.exe as Administrator
  • Go to Logging folder: cd C:\Program Files\Qlik\Sense\Logging
  • Execute the following: Qlik.Logging.Service.exe validate
  • Verify CentralizedLoggingEnabled: True or False

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2. Enable Centralized Logging mode

Execute the following command: 

cd C:\Program Files\Qlik\Sense\Logging\Qlik.Logging.Service.exe update -d on

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3. Disable Central logging mode

Execute the following command:

cd C:\Program Files\Qlik\Sense\Logging\Qlik.Logging.Service.exe update -d off

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4. Optional step to disable/reduce the Qlik Sense logging database

See this article for details: Qlik Sense: Steps to reduce Excessive HDD space occupied by PostgreSQL.

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Contributor III
Contributor III

Hi, do I need to disable the Qlik Logging Service aswell to be sure that this is off?

Best regards, Jonas

Digital Support
Digital Support

Hello @jonas_viklund 

If you plan not to use the Logging Service, disabling the actual Windows service is recommended.

All the best,

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