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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Do I need the couchdb.stdout file?
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:11:12 GMT
The log files are useful for diagnosing problems. Keep them under /var/log/couchdb which the
init script takes care of. I would also recommend rotating them so they don't get so big.
Check the /etc/logrotate.d/couchdb script which is provided with CouchDB. The README also
mentions this.

On 8 Jan 2010, at 17:58, Zachary Zolton wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>> Yes, but don't. Why would you do that?
> Sheer ignorance—I'm just trying to figure out how to improve my
> CouchDB configuration. (^_^)
> What happened was I was rotating the couch.log file, but I forgot
> about the stdout file, which eventually filled up my partition.
> (Doh...!) When I logged in found the stdout file full of request,
> which already seemed to be recorded by the couch.log file, so I wasn't
> sure if the stdout file was useful. (I know: disk space costs approach
> zero as time goes to infinity, so I shouldn't worry about storing
> stuff redundantly!)
> So, I guess I should be asking you about purpose of the stdout/stderr
> files in order to figure out the best practice.
> Am I still making sense? My silly thread has grow so long now... (^_-)

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