Converting NetWorker daemon.raw files to daemon.log files

If you have installed NetWorker version 7.4.X and upwards you may have noticed that the daemon log file has been modified to report as daemon.raw rather than the daemon.log.

You are still able to view the daemon.raw file but it is harder to decipher than the daemon.log file. The daemon.raw file is able to be output to a readable daemon.log format by using a command line function.

You can to either direct the daemon.raw to a file or view in a command line shell.


To view the daemon.raw in the shell issue the command.

nsr_render_log <path to logfile>

For example:

# nsr_render_log /nsr/log/daemon.raw
C:\> nsr_render_log "C:\Program Files\Legato\nsr\logs\daemon.raw"

Sample output


To direct to a file, use the same command and use the > logfile at the end of the command line. For example:

# nsr_render_log > /nsr/logs/daemon.log
C:\> nsr_render_log “C:\Program Files\Legato\nsr\logs\daemon.raw” > “C:\Program Files\Legato\nsr\logs\daemon.log”

nsr_render_log redirected


  • The nsr_render_log command can also be used with any other NetWorker logfile with the .raw extension.
  • The man page has more details on opther flags and options you can use to narrow down the amount of data displayed.
  • View this post for a brief explanation of the fields in the daemon.raw file.