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From Sunitha Kambhampati <ksunitha...@gmail.com>
Subject regarding derby.log being overwritten on startup. [was Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-515) Network Server should log server start and shutdown time to derby.log]
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2005 18:04:02 GMT
Øystein Grøvlen wrote:

>>>>>>"KM" == Kathey Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net> writes:
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>    KM> Øystein Grøvlen (JIRA) wrote:
>    >> [ 
>    >> This would be even more helpful if the derby.log file was not overwritten
on the next startup.  (Probably a separate issue).
>    >> 
>    >> 
>    >> 
>    KM> The derby.infolog.append property is helpful in this regard.
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>    KM> http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.1/tuning/rtunproper13217.html
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>Thanks, Kathey, that is really what I need.
>
>  
>
One concern I have is that by default, the derby.log gets overwritten on 
subsequent boot. From my experience with customers, whenever there is an 
issue, I always end up telling them to add this property almost every 
time to see the debug logs. It is very common to see users reboot the 
system if they hit an error and in this case, it is probable that 
important relevant information in the derby.log is lost because it gets 
overwritten ( ex - recovery issues , deadlock etc ).

Maybe we could do something smart for derby.log , a balance between 
keeping history across boots and disk space taken by the derby.logs.

Any comments ?

Sunitha.

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