Harvesting Logs for Support

If you experience technical issues related to qTest OnPremise, our support team may ask you to harvest logs for qTest and/or Sessions for further investigation. Please follow the instructions below depending on the type of server on which qTest and Sessions are installed:

For 8.7 Deployments and above

A. qtestctl for Windows and Linux (Non-Docker) - This deployment model has the same structure for Linux and Windows, to collect log, go to qtestctl folder and collect these folder:

  • Manager: ./manager/build/tomcat/logs
  • Session ./sessions/build/sessions/logs
  • Insights:

Beside those default folders, there are dynamic log configurations inside qtest.config for specific qTest applications. Look into your qtest.config to find the actual path for those log folders. By default, they will have these values (relative to your qtestctl folder):

  • Manager: ./manager/logs/*
  • Parameters: ./tdm/logs/tdm.log
  • Launch: ./launch/logs/launch.log
  • Pulse: ./pulse/logs/pulse.log
  • Scenario: n/a
  • Session: n/a
  • Insights: n/a


B. Linux - Docker - Find logs for all apps at /var/log/qasymphony

 That default log location can be overrided inside your "logsdir" configuration inside ./profiles/

For 8.4 or earlier Deployments

Windows Server 


  1. Go into the qTest installation folder and run LogHarvester.exe
  2. Then, zip the HarvestedLogs folder and send the zip file as an attachment to


  1. Go into the Sessions installation folder and run LogHarvester.exe
  2. Then, zip the folders that appear in the popup window and send the zip file as an attachment to

Linux Server  (Non-Docker)  

The instructions are the same for both CentOS and Ubuntu:

qtest: Zip this folder and send to as an email attachment: INSTALLATION_FOLDER/qtest-linux-x.x.x/qtest/logs 

Sessions: Zip this folder and send to as an email attachment:  INSTALLATION_FOLDER/sessions-linux-x.x.x/explorer-api/logs

Linux (Docker Deployment) - All the logs can be found inside the default directory /var/log/qasymphony/

For Desktop Explorer

Click here to obtain instructions on how to collect logs from your machine.

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