I would like to know the below 2 locations of Magento 1 in Magento 2. Where can I find these 2 locations in Magento 2 Admin Panel ?

First location

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Second location

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2 Answers 2


Unfortunately, those options are gone now in Magento.

Regarding the visitor log, everything is logged via the \Magento\Customer\Model\Logger model and via events observers declared under \Magento\Customer\etc\frontend\events.xml.

However, the automatic cleaning seems to be totally gone.

Regarding the system and exceptions logs, same issue, it's not configurable via the backend anymore and it's hardcoded directly in the following classes:

  • \Magento\Framework\Logger\Handler\Debug.php when you use the debug level, logs will go to /var/log/debug.log
  • \Magento\Framework\Logger\Handler\Exception.php when you use the exception level, logs will go to /var/log/exception.log
  • \Magento\Framework\Logger\Handler\System.php when you use the system level, logs will got to /var/log/system.log
  • Then, how can we use custom logging? Lets say if I want to do something like this: Mage::log($collectionData, null, 'collectionData.log'); How can I check my logs? Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 4:13
  • @AbhishekDhanrajShahdeo I suggest you check this question: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/92434/… Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 6:30
  • is there any way to disable it ? i want to disable system log permanently Commented Apr 18, 2020 at 9:52
  • So, the definitive answer is no? Is no way to disable or clean the logs? That sounds pretty impractical. Why the change? Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 16:11

If you want to log your variables you can do this way.

namespace Test\Testpayment\Observer;

class Sendtogateway implements \Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface
  protected $_responseFactory;
  protected $_url;
  protected $order;
  protected $logger;
  protected $_checkoutSession;

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\App\ResponseFactory $responseFactory,
    \Magento\Framework\UrlInterface $url,
    \Magento\Sales\Api\Data\OrderInterface $order,
        \Psr\Log\LoggerInterface $loggerInterface,
    \Magento\Checkout\Model\Session $checkoutSession
        $this->_responseFactory = $responseFactory;
    $this->_url = $url;
    $this->order = $order;
        $this->logger = $loggerInterface;
    $this->_checkoutSession = $checkoutSession;

  public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)

     $id = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder()->getIncrementId();
     $orderdetail = $this->order->loadByIncrementId($id);
     $customerBeforeAuthUrl = $this->_url->getUrl('testpay/index/index/');
  • This answer not belong to the question
    – Asish Hira
    Commented Nov 3, 2018 at 4:22
  • It is not the correct way. Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 6:11

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