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From David Smith <d...@cornell.edu>
Subject Re: log rotation
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:52:36 GMT
catalina.out is the redirected output of tomcat -- not a product of 
log4j or commons-logging.  As such you're best bet is to have a cron job 
stop tomcat, rename the file and then restart it at say 6:00am when the 
internet hits the lowest ebb of demand.  That method should be safe for 
all OS's. 

Unix/Linux seem to handle the sudden disappearance of a file well (or at 
least better than Windows) and simply create a new one.  Just renaming 
the file without stop/start may be an option for you on *nix systems.

--David

Mirou, Antoine wrote:

>Hello,
>
>What is the easiest way to do a log rotation with tomcat ?
>
>For example, I'd like to rotate catalina.out on a daily basis and have up to 5 versions
kept. How can I do it ?
>
>Antoine Mirou
>
>
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