Sawmill
Sawmill 8.7.2.1
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Hierarchical Web server log analyzer.   Demo ($99.00)
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Sawmill is a powerful, hierarchical log analysis tool, well suited for Web server access and referrer logs, but can process almost any log. It runs as a CGI program on your Web server, and publishes an intuitive graphical user interface which can be used from any Web browser to configure and run Sawmill, or to view the statistics pages. The statistics pages are hierarchical, attractive, and heavily crosslinked for easy navigation. Complete documentation is built directly into the program. Sawmill provides an extensive set of features, including a persistent database, fine control over
What's New
Version 8.7.2.1:

Bugs fixed:

  • Error messages from errors during parsing in multiprocessor mode, sometimes have embedded HTML code in them.
  • If a profile and its database is deleted, and the database is internal and uses a custom database directory, the directory is not fully deleted, but still exists and contains one file, info.cfg.lock.
  • If there is no new data in the log source, single-processor database updates will give an error like, "## Attempt to read beyond end of LogAnalysisInfo/Databases/(PROFILE)/main/Tables/f_main_table_p0/data.tbl (fileSize=0); attempted to read from 0 to 214."
  • If Flash Media Server log data contains fields with embedded spaces, some field values will be put into the wrong fields during parsing.
  • On small mobile devices, In the Scheduler, when adding a New Item to the Report Filters, the window opens partly off-screen, and runs away when chased by scrolling.
  • The profiles menu displays profiles for which a user has no access permission, though only when logging in with different usernames and access permissions on the same computer.
  • Clicking on a sorted report column does not change the sort direction under certain circumstances.
New features:
  • Added support for MOVEit DMZ SSH log format.
  • Changed the "strftime:" option for custom "display format type" to use local time instead of UTC.
  • Added support for Internet Explorer 11 detection (user agents with "Trident").
  • Added support for Bitvice WinSSHD XML log format.

Version 8.7.2.1:

Bugs fixed:

  • Error messages from errors during parsing in multiprocessor mode, sometimes have embedded HTML code in them.
  • If a profile and its database is deleted, and the database is internal and uses a custom database directory, the directory is not fully deleted, but still exists and contains one file, info.cfg.lock.
  • If there is no more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later





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Sawmill User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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CR1776 reviewed on 14 May 2012
Didn't work properly with the trail version on 10.7.3
[Version 8.5.6.3]


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Davebarnes reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
I am a huge fan of Sawmill.
I use it every month to create website traffic analysis reports for 20 customers' websites.

For years I used WebTrends, but then they decided they did not want my money and so I looked at alternatives. Many alternatives.

Sawmill is an excellent product. Flowerfire has very good support.

My only negative is that the manual is not as clear and thorough as it could be.

By the way, I also use Google Analytics on most sites as it is great when a customer wants a snapshot "right now".
[Version 8.1.8.1]


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Edified commented on 09 Jun 2006
This is pretty neat software that uses an epimodular approach to log analysis. It spits out really nice html that you can view from anywhere. I have it set up on a script so I can update and view my stats in a password protected web directory on the server.

It's good at differentiating traffic type to.
[Version 7.2.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2005
Sawmill is a highly flexible if sometimes daunting application. It is miles ahead of other packages in terms of the ability to filter, format, and otherwise dig through my Web logs. Two features that I like are: the ability to filter out MY visits to my (remotely hosted) site, as well as identifiable bots; and, the ability to trace visitors paths through the site. I've gleaned valuable information (not sure it is yet profitable) about how visitors traverse my site. To the first point, I was surprised my how much of the traffic that Webalizer and Analog (provided by my Web host) report are, in fact, due to my own visits and the visits of bots.
[Version 7.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Aug 2004
No, no, even though webalizer and analog exist, this one is worth every penny. It's quite powerful, and has a clean interface.
I love my webalizer, but I would take Sawmill over it, any day of the week.
[Version 7.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jul 2004
Who needs this when Webalizer exists? Analog? Don't even think about buying this.
[Version 7.0b13]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Aug 2004
Webalizer and analog generate static reports. This is a database application that can generate new reports and correlate data on the fly. It's much, much more flexible and much more useful if you need an in depth analysis of, for example, who hit which pages.

Also, Sawmill can do more than just Web logs. Firewalls, mail servers, virtually anything that produces a text file.
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Version Downloads:128
Type:Internet : Servers
License:Demo
Date:02 Feb 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Sawmill is a powerful, hierarchical log analysis tool, well suited for Web server access and referrer logs, but can process almost any log. It runs as a CGI program on your Web server, and publishes an intuitive graphical user interface which can be used from any Web browser to configure and run Sawmill, or to view the statistics pages. The statistics pages are hierarchical, attractive, and heavily crosslinked for easy navigation. Complete documentation is built directly into the program. Sawmill provides an extensive set of features, including a persistent database, fine control over the appearance of stats pages, and versatile log filtering options.

Sawmill is available in three versions:
  • Lite ($99)
  • Professional ($199)
  • Enterprise ($699)
Sawmill Professional includes its own internal database and Web server for report publishing. Reports can also be run in CGI mode on another Web server either local or remote.


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