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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Compressing only old rollover files
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:58:59 GMT
It sounds like the "delaycompress" option from logrotate:
http://linux.die.net/man/8/logrotate


On 9 April 2014 09:46, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:

> Log4j currently compresses the files when it rolls them over. Of course
> you can cause that to happen based on time, but it sounds like you want the
> time of rollover and time of compression to be separate.  If so, I am not
> sure you really need to tie the compression activity to Log4j, or at least
> the appender at all.  You just need something that monitors the directory
> and looks for files over a certain age and then compresses them, deletes
> them, or whatever.
>
> If I’ve misunderstood what you are asking please let me know.
>
> Ralph
>
> On Apr 9, 2014, at 12:57 AM, Manuel Teira <manuel.teira@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm evaluating a switch to log4j-2 since my application is required to
> > rollover files by age and size (for what the composite triggering
> policies
> > come handy). The rollover files shall also be compressed, but only those
> > reaching a given age.
> >
> > What would be the preferred approach to achieve that using log4j-2?
> Should
> > be reasonable to write a custom rollover strategy or is there any other
> way
> > out-of-the box that may work?
> >
> > Thanks and best regards,
> >
> > Manuel.
>
>
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Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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