On 26 Apr 2006 12:39:26 -0400, Jerry Sievers <jerry(at)jerrysievers(dot)com> wrote:
> Pgadmins, 2 loosly related questions
> 1. We have need to let developers view the postmaster logs on some of
> our environments and wish NOT to give them access to the postgres
> Unix acct if possible. It looks though as if log file perms are
> determined by the global umask set in postmaster.c and is not
> changeable without either changing the umask or adding some chmod
> lines to syslogger.c.
> Q: Am I missing an easier way to do this? I realize the risks
> involved here.
I did this in my non-production systems by having the log files in a
different partition from the database. I symlinked pg_log to the log
partition so that the database would see the log files in the expected
place. I then have the permissions on the log partition set so the
developers can get in with read only access. I also use a cron job to set
the permissions on the log files each night so they are readable by the
developers. This has been working very well for us.
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