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    FireGen for Pix Log Analyzer
 
        How do I configure FireGen to analyze my logs?
        When I run a report on demand, everything works fine but when I schedule a report with the same settings, the reports arrive blank.
        All the reports I generate are blank while the logs seem to contain relevant information for the selected period of time. I also get an error saying: "Analyze has returned code: 1 (invalid). Error: ".
        My log files are very large. What is the limit for FireGen?
        Can I schedule FireGen to run more than once per day?
        When I run a report, all the previous reports get deleted. How can I configure Firegen not to delete the old reports?
        How does FireGen work with zipped log files?
        How can I migrate the FireGen settings from one computer to another?
        What are the limitations of the evaluation version?
        Do I need a syslog server in order to use FireGen?
        How should I configure the Pix firewall in order to generate the logs supported by FireGen?
        How can I change the 50 messages limit that is used in the reports?
        How to upgrade to FireGen 2.60 (or higher) from an older version?
        What is the role of the "Sample log" setting on the "Log profiles" tab?
        How can I configure FireGen so certain sections are not created?
        I scheduled a report on Windows 2003 but no reports are generated. What is the problem?
        Is FireGen available for a Linux platform?
        What is the recommended hardware for the computer running FireGen?
        Can I specify different settings for each log profile?
        I am trying to install FireGen but I get the "The system cannot open the device or file specified." followed by "Internal Error 2755" error messages.
        How can I analyze Cisco router logs with FireGen for Pix Log Analyzer?
        Does FireGen support log analysis when Kiwi Syslog saves the messages into a database?
 

Can I schedule FireGen to run more than once per day?
 
Using the configuration interface it is not currently possible to run such a schedule. However, the analysis engine is fully scriptable and it can be used to script the log analysis with custom schedules. See this link for more details.
You can also download the FireGenPix2CLI.exe (the command line version of the analyzer) and script it to run at the desired intervals using the MS Task Scheduler. Use the following syntax:
1. To run the analysis with the settings from the On Demand tab:
FireGenPix2CLI
2. To run the analysis with the settings from the Schedule tab:
FireGenPix2CLI sc
3. To run the analysis with the settings from the IP Forensics tab:
FireGenPix2CLI ip
Please note that when used with MS Task Scheduler, you need to specify the full path to the FireGenPix2CLI.exe file. If the path contains spaces, you need to enclose the full file name in double quotes. For example, if Firegen is installed on C:\Program Files\FireGenPix2, you need to specify the command as follows:

"C:\Program Files\FireGenPix2\FireGenPix2CLI.exe" sc

and the "Start in" folder as "C:\Program Files\FireGenPix2"