NetResident uses its monitoring and logging capability for
network data analysis and presentation. It can also allow you to
import packet capture files saved by other TamoSoft network
monitoring packages: CommView and CommView for WiFi, as well as by
some other 3rd party network monitoring applications.
Launch the Log Importing Wizard by clicking File => Import Logs. You will be
prompted to select the file for import and configure the import
options. The imported file may have been recorded some time ago and
you may want to import the file with the current date assigned to
all events in the log. Otherwise, all data will be imported with
its original date in accordance with the internal time stamp from
the log file.
Note: This option is not available
for all types of log files.
Important: Some or all of the
events in the log file may be
deleted from the database right after the import because the
application might be configured to delete old events. If the time
stamps in the log file are older than the number of days specified
in the application options, consider using the current date when
importing the log file, or increase the event time frame in the
application options. Please see the description of the
option for more
You may import only the events that you are interested in
instead of importing the entire log file. Check the Use current service filters while importing
the data checkbox; the import wizard will then use the
current filter settings configured for the NetResident service.
Please make sure that current Group View and filter settings allow NetResident
to display the data being imported. Otherwise you won't be able to
see it in the main window even if the data is successfully imported
into the database until you change these settings.
Click on the Next button
to start importing the selected file. You can wait until the import
is completed or click on the Finish button to continue importing in
the background. In this case, the program will notify you when the
import is completed. Importing can be cancelled at any time by
clicking on the Cancel
NetResident supports importing log files using a command line.
If you would like to use a command line when importing, start
NetResident and specify the log file name as the first command line
parameter. Please note that the name of a log file must include the
Important: If a file name or its
path contains spaces, it must be enclosed in quotation marks ("
"D:\Captured data\log file.pkt"
Note: Log file import is not
available to Lite License users.