Syslog Watcher 5.2

Syslog Watcher 5.2

What’s New in Syslog Watcher 5.2

Forward Syslogs over TCP

Forwarding to another syslog server via "Syslog over TCP" protocol has been added to complement "Syslog over UDP" forwarding.

Better High-DPI Support

We have improved the Syslog Watcher manager's interface to provide better support high-resolution displays, i.e., for Windows scaling size set for more than 100%

Monthly Storage Backups

We have added a monthly storage backup option in addition to weekly and daily backups.


A valid Pro License with the Maintenance until May 2021 or later allows updating to Syslog Watcher 5.2.


Upgrading Syslog Watcher 5.1.x to version 5.2.x described here: Upgrade to Syslog Watcher 5.2


5.2.0 (May 19, 2021)

  • NEW FEATURE: Forward messages to another syslog server via TCP
  • NEW FEATURE: Monthly backup schedule for the syslog storage
  • IMPROVED: Better High-DPI support
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.35.5
  • IMPROVED: Minor UI improvements

5.2.1 (May 20, 2021)

  • FIXED: Maintenance information in the status bar

5.2.2 (November 29, 2021)

  • IMPROVED: Each storage bank (severity level) is limited to 1 billion messages
  • IMPROVED: Limited number of error messages in the service log
  • IMPROVED: Default Keep Period is 30 days for each severity level
  • IMPROVED: Server settings: the path of the service log folder is read-only
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.36
  • IMPROVED: Minor UI improvements

5.2.3 (December 19, 2021)

  • IMPROVED: Emailer (SMTP): TLS upgraded to version 1.2
  • IMPROVED: Added warning about performance degradation for DNS setting: "Look for IP addresses within message body..."
  • IMPROVED: License activation window

5.2.4 (February 21, 2023)

  • FIXED: Syslog storage backup schedule
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.40.1

    • Related Articles

    • Syslog Watcher 5.1

      What’s New in Syslog Watcher 5.1 Improved Syslog Storage Performance The significant improvement in Syslog Watcher 5.1 is how the server deletes expired syslog messages from the syslog storage. Version 5.1 constantly scans the storage throughout the ...
    • Syslog Watcher 5.0

      What’s New in Syslog Watcher 5.0 Syslog Forwarding We added the syslog forwarding feature in Syslog Watcher 5.0. Syslog Watcher can work as a syslog relay and forward incoming syslog messages to other syslog servers. The syslog forwarding supports ...
    • Syslog Watcher 4.8

      Summary Syslog Watcher 4.8 is a maintenance update of the version 4.7.x. It contains several important bugfixes and internal improvements, but no new features. However, the version number was changed to 4.8 because it has updated copyright ...
    • Upgrade to Syslog Watcher 5.0

      The upgrade is possible from Syslog Watcher 4.2 or later. 1. Install Syslog Watcher 5.0 Syslog Watcher 5.0 uses own program files location, unique service name, and work folders so that it can be installed along with previous Syslog Watcher 4.x. 2. ...
    • Upgrade to Syslog Watcher 5.1

      This article describes how to upgrade Syslog Watcher 5.0.x to version 5.1.x only. Back up Syslog Watcher configuration Stop Syslog Watcher Server Close Syslog Watcher Manager (GUI application) Install Syslog Watcher 5.1 using the MSI file downloaded ...