Some Windows users see the following error message in the Analytics Agent log:
[2017-08-08T15:12:42,295+02:00] [INFO ] [log-sources-thread-0] [c.a.a.a.source.tail.DirectoryPoller] Skipping file [l:\com\cegid\99980700-preprod-retail-ondemand\webapp_12.1.log] because it doesn't match the file mask pattern.
The cause of this issue is often due to a user copying the Windows path from the command prompt into the log analytic job file as a value for the source file.
The file path from the Windows command prompt looks like this:
But the log analytics accepts the file path to be written as:
The command prompt path does not work and causes the error.
The solution to this issue is to enter the path and the "nameGlob" value like so: