In this chapter we discuss several advanced features of Liferay Portal, including audit trails and portal maintainence, backup, and logging. Audit trails allow portal administrators to track the activities of portal users–this can be very useful for troubleshooting or figuring out who’s resposible for certain actions that have taken place on your portal. It’s generally not much more complicated to maintain a running Liferay instance than it is to maintain the application server upon which it’s running. However, Liferay provides tools for logging, patching, and upgrading Liferay that you should know how to use. It’s also important to follow secure backup procedures to protect your Liferay instance’s source code, database, and properties files.
We’ll discuss the following topics in this section: