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PA Traffic Logs

L1 Bithead

Top of the morning/evening, 


Quick possibly dumb question regarding traffic/threat logs on the Palo Alto. I assume by default the traffic/threat logs are stored in /opt/panlogs directory. We currently forward logs to a syslog server which I assume is forwarding a copy of all traffic to as well. I was wondering what happens when this directory fills up? does it cut off the tail end and continue on? 


Also, we used to have 5220's and only filled 5% capacity without threat license for a year. However, while using 3220's with the threat license and sitting at 34% after a few months. Do the threat license traffic generate much more? Both devices were configured log-wise the same. 


Much appreciated! 


Community Team Member

Hi @TSgtAllebone ,


The 5220 has a 2TB dedicated log storage. 

The 3220 hasn't, which should explain the difference.


Check out both devices datasheets:


Hope this helps,


LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
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