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From Dan Santner <dansant...@me.com>
Subject Re: is it safe to delete the log file?
Date Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:20:46 GMT
Thanks guys.  Glad I asked!  cat /dev/null did the trick.

On Jul 30, 2013, at 4:17 PM, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:

> 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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