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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Do I need the couchdb.stdout file?
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2010 02:07:16 GMT
If you run CouchDB from the init script it will log to a standard log file under PREFIX/var/log,
but if you run it manually from the command line, it will output to couchdb.stdout/stderr.
It is up to you which you want to use, and what you do with the output in each case. I would
advise using the init script where you are running it regularly as a daemon.

On 7 Jan 2010, at 19:47, Matt Goodall wrote:

> 2010/1/7 Zachary Zolton <>
>> Relaxers,
>> It seems the contents of my server's couch.log file and couchdb.stdout
>> file are fairly identical, showing all the request being made to the
>> server.
>> Given the seeming redundant data, I ask: Do I need to maintain both
>> these files? Or should I just add couchdb.stdout to my log rotation
>> and forget about it?
>> (I wasn't able to find any reference to this in the wiki, nor much
>> useful information via Google.)
>> Cheers,
>> Zach
>> P.S. I'm mostly interested in this since I was just bitten by a
>> server's disk partition getting filled up by this very file... (^_-)
> Heh, I experienced something similar the other day. I run couchdb under
> daemon and let daemon handle sending the couchdb output to a log file. A was
> surprised to discover that couchdb was logging to var/log/couchdb/couch.log
> too.
> Perhaps couchdb log to stdout when run in the foreground or couch.log when
> daemonised?
> - Matt

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