Basically I had used the “Message Audit Policy” to store logs.
It’s just a pain to read these.
IIRC, there was some reader for reading those logs. You will have to search in the community or maybe in the list of plugins/extensions known for Openfire.
I now, after searching, found that Monitoring Service Plugin… Seems to be what I need.
Is there anyway to import all the old .log files into this service? Much easier.
Yes, that is what I was going to suggest using. We never implemented such import feature so I don’t think there is a way to import that data from the audit files.
If not- Is there any way to make readable these chat conversations in the .log files??? Just a mess as-is.
And either way, is it safe to turn off the Message Audit Policy now that I’ve installed the Monitoring Service?
I would recommend looking for the extension that allows you to read the data in the audit files and store the new info with the monitoring plugin. It is 100% safe to stop auditing messages and move to use the monitoring plugin. You can turn off auditing without having to stop the server.