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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: is it safe to delete the log file?
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:17:14 GMT
couchdb won't close the file descriptor, so be sure to use
'copytruncate' option with logrotate.

B.


On 30 July 2013 22:08, Jim Klo <jim.klo@sri.com> wrote:
> when you built/installed couchdb… there should be a logrotated config file
> that was generated somewhere that you either need to link or copy into
> /etc/logrotate.d/couchdb:
>
> Here's the template file:
> https://github.com/apache/couchdb/blob/master/etc/logrotate.d/couchdb.tpl.in
>
> you could probably just cut/paste and update the contents of this (which is
> just the path to your couchdb log directory) straight into
> /etc/logrotate.d/...
>
> also the safest way to truncate just about any log file is:
>
> sudo cat /dev/null > /path/to/your/logfile.log
>
> As it doesn't confuse any existing open file handles usually…
>
> This is all assuming you are running on some Linux variant.
>
>
> - JK
>
> Jim Klo
> Senior Software Engineer
> Center for Software Engineering
> SRI International
> t. @nsomnac
>
> On Jul 30, 2013, at 1:51 PM, Dan Santner <dansantner@me.com>
>  wrote:
>
> I know that sounds silly but....I've done that kind of thing before and
> really regretted it afterwards.  So I'm asking you all.  Can I simply whack
> the couch.log file and trust that couch will handle that gracefully?
>
> I've been using the same couchdb process for over a year now (maybe
> restarted it like 4 times) locally and noticed my log file is over 2G!
>
> Thanks,
> Dan.
>
>

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