Kris Kiger wrote:
> Greetings! I've been doing some research into log rotation software and
> ran into this, while looking through the postgres site:
> "There is a built-in log rotation program, which you can use by setting
> the configuration parameter redirect_stderr to true in postgresql.conf."
> My question is, how does it rotate logs?
It closes the old file and opens a new one -- new name, new file
descriptor, so the problem you mention below doesn't exist anymore.
> Does it perform a
> copy/truncate of the logfile? I know in older versions of postgres, if
> you tried to move the log file, and create one with the same name, the
> server wouldn't actually write to it without a restart...at least in
> linux it wouldn't.
This code is "new" (only two years old).
Alvaro Herrera http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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