My goal is to have ESXi 4.x hosts retain logging for 1 week even after a reboot (persistent) without using a VMA or purchasing a 3rd party syslog server. I've done some research and have set the logging under Configuration > Software > Advanced Settings.
I have specified a path here: ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation
My question is what is the difference between both of these locations and how do I ensure that the logging I need (1 weeks worth through a reboot even) is being kept.
When I dump the logs using vm-support I don't see any information previous to a reboot. When I look in the scratchconfig location, I see folders created but no logs are there.