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From Hongwei Zhang <rapidti...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Logging many, many virtualhosts to a centralized logging server
Date Sat, 11 Sep 2004 21:20:28 GMT
Hi Bill,

In my experience this problem happen only when the web contents are
reside on NFS share. I can start Apache and delete the log files, and
Apache is still running fine.


On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 16:20:02 -0400, Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com> wrote:
> Hongwei Zhang <rapidtiger@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have all my logs write to an NFS share and run webalizer on that
> > server. Hope this will help.
> 
> The biggest problem with this is what happens if the NFS server is
> unavailable for a period of time.  In our experience, Apache freezes up
> until the NFS server comes back.  The current system (which uses syslog)
> has this advantage ... even though log entries are lost, Apache keeps
> serving.  We could workaround this (somewhat) by using soft, interruptable
> mounts, I suppose.
> 
> 
> 
> > On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 14:34:55 -0400, Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>
wrote:
> > >
> > > I tried some searches on this topic, and simply wasn't able to get any
> > > relevent hits.  So suggestions on searching are welcome as well as
> > > direct suggestions.
> > >
> > > We have 4 web servers, each of which has 20-40 virtual hosts on it, and
> > > we want to log them all to a central location so a dedicated server can
> > > generate stats (plus, the log files are taking up quite a bit of space).
> > >
> > > In order to get stats, we need each virtualhost to log to its own
> > > location.  Thus, syslog isn't handling things too well, as there are
> > > too many different destinations to easily handle.  The fellow who
> > > managed this before me designed a custom logging solution, but it's
> > > been giving us trouble and I'm looking to see if I can come up with
> > > something better.
> > >
> > > I can't believe I'm the only one with this scenerio.  What are other
> > > people doing to make it happen?
> 
> --
> Bill Moran
> Potential Technologies
> http://www.potentialtech.com
> 
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