The target file to which the target service is writing data is the active file. Files that the target service closes after performing a rollover are archived files. When the target service archives a file, it appends the timestamp to the file name. For example, set the rollover size as 1 MB and name of the file target as
. If the source service sends 5 MB to the file target, the file target first creates the
file. When the size of
reaches 1 MB, the target service rolls the file over.