You can forward logs from a FortiAnalyzer unit to another FortiAnalyzer unit, a syslog server, or a Common Event Format (CEF) server when you use the default forwarding mode in log forwarding.
The client is the FortiAnalyzer unit that forwards logs to another device. The server is the FortiAnalyzer unit, syslog server, or CEF server that receives the logs.
In addition to forwarding logs to another unit or server, the client retains a local copy of the logs. The local copy of the logs is subject to the data policy settings for archived logs.
To see a graphical view of the log forwarding configuration, and to see details of the devices involved, go to System Settings > Logging Topology. For more information, see Logging Topology.