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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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Maintenance

After setting up a new site, I know it's tempting to leave maintenance issues for a later time. However, before you know it, later becomes yesterday and you may find that not attending to basic maintenance tasks now has become tomorrow's "Oh, shucks!"

Logs

When a new site goes online, you may encounter bugs or other mishaps you did not anticipate. Yes, as strange as it may sound, these things do happen. Sarcasm aside, you should make sure that logging is enabled so you can more quickly pin-point the cause of any errors. It also helps to review system logs occasionally to see if other things may be happening that don't throw errors, but might be affecting the performance of your site.

Enabling logs

To enable logging, go to System | Configuration ...

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