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5.9.4 Logs and Inventories
Logs and inventory document the maintenance
of the institution's computer systems and is used to insure compliance
with any warranties or service contracts, schedule regular maintenance
and diagnose system or component problems, and document system backups.
Records may include: computer equipment inventories; hardware performance
reports; component maintenance records (invoices, warranties, maintenance
logs, correspondence, maintenance reports, and related records); system
backup reports; and backup tape inventories.
Access to secured areas, for example,
a server room or router should be entered into a logging system that
is tamper proof.
Why Keep Logs?
There are many reasons that you, as a network administrator, should be glad to keep logs.
Logs provide a record of your activities. Should you ever need to know exactly when you did something, such as installing a tape drive, you can refer to the log to find out the dates and times involved.
Also, logs enable you to easily keep a record of changes to the network configuration, equipment maintenance/breakdown histories, etc.
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