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Re: Log rotation?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Log rotation?
Date: 2001-09-06 03:19:45
Message-ID: 29349.999746385@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> With all the great work put into allowing true 24/7 operation, as
> distributed we're still unable to rotate the log file.  While the log file
> tends to be smaller than the database system as a whole, this is still
> going to annoy people because they can't control disk usage without taking
> the server down.

> I've been playing with a little program I wrote whose sole purpose is to
> write its stdin to a file and close and reopen that file when it receives
> a signal.  I figured this could work well when integrated transparently
> into pg_ctl.

Aren't there log-rotation utilities out there already?  (I seem to
recall mention that Apache has one, for instance.)  Seems like this
is a wheel we shouldn't have to reinvent.

Also, I kinda thought the long-range solution was to encourage everyone
to migrate to syslog logging ...

> And no, "use syslog" doesn't count.

Why not?

			regards, tom lane

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