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From "Mike Millson" <>
Subject How to manage log files?
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2002 13:25:02 GMT
What is the philosophy behind managing Tomcat log files? Why is it that log
files can only be created with the date attached? This makes it impossible
to manage the files using logrotate like you can w/ Apache. Instead of a
single log file name that you can rotate, you get a file for every day of
the year.

Is it set up this way because the logging is only for development purposes?
Is it expected that tomcat logging will be turned off and Apache logging
used instead? What is the reason for having the log files have the date
attached so they cannot be logrotated?

Or, if the log files are meant for production use, how are people managing
these files? Surely the way isn't to have hundreds of log files. Is there
some tool that aggregates them so they can be logrotated?

Thank you,
Mike Millson
Web Systems Engineer
Sun Certified Programmer for Java2 Platform
AableTech Solutions, Inc.
404.219.3177 cell
770.414.8206 fax

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