The Chia Client comes with its own debug logger, but it isn’t activated by default. There is a configuration value to set in order to activate increased logging capabilities. Doing this is useful because if you ever need to troubleshoot something, you have somewhere to look at. Activating this is very simple.
Open the following file in notepad:
Replace <yourusername> with your windows username. This is the configuration file for the Chia Client. Only modify the setting listed below. If you modify other things, it could cause instability in the program. Find the setting below and change it to “INFO”.
log_level = INFO
Once this is done, you need to restart the chia client. Since you are shutting the Chia Client down, take the opportunity to:
- Install Windows updates
- Install Chia Client updates
- Install any other updates and reboot the system.
Once the Chia Client is up and running again, open the file below in order to see all of the additional log information
That’s it. This file will now log all information related to the behind the scenes with the Chia Client. This log rolls over so you will see .log.1, .log.2, .log.3, etc. Each of these are just older logs while the most current is named “debug.log”.
I hope this helps you on your Chia Journey