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Re: where postgres 8.1.8 log messages go

From: "Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists)" <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: jing han <jing_han_66(at)yahoo(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: where postgres 8.1.8 log messages go
Date: 2007-02-27 15:57:09
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This is my configuration:

log_directory = '/var/log/endeavour/pgsql'              # Directory 
where log files are written

Note the single quotes, not double - this could be your problem.

Also note that /var/log/messages is a file, not a directory.  PostgreSQL 
will write it's own log files.
If you want to use a specific log file, use log_filename in conjunction 
with log_directory - but note that syslog uses /var/log/messages so 
don't use that or it'll get syslog confused.
You can log to syslog as well, if that's what you want to do.  Read that 
manual page some more.

I would also not put the log files in /var/log - at least make a 
subdirectory like /var/log/pgsql.
I've known built-in Linux rotate and compress scripts to play havoc with 
PostgreSQL by rotating and compressing it's logs while it's trying to 
use them, when they're in /var/log.

Andy.

jing han wrote:
> Hi Andy,
>
> Thanks for the  information. I tried to add
>
> log_destination = "/var/log/messages"
>
> into postgresql.conf, then I started database server, I found that db server throwed the following error message:
>
> FATAL:  syntax error in file "/var/nm2/postgresql.conf" line 130, near token """
>
> Can you tell me the syntax for this?
>
> The document said that " This option can be set at server start or in the          postgresql.conf configuration file.", If set at server start,
> what is the option for this pramater? (for example: -D  is for the database file directory)
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> jing
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists) <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
> To: jing han <jing_han_66(at)yahoo(dot)com>
> Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 9:32:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] where postgres 8.1.8 log messages go
>
> Wherever you want them to.
> In your postgresql.conf file, review the "logging" section.
>
> The following will help you:
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/runtime-config-logging.html
>
> Andy.
>
> jing han wrote:
>   
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have a question about postgres log messages. postgres 7.2.3 log messages go to /var/log/messages file, postgres 8.1.8 log messages do not go to /var/log/messages, so where they go?
>>
>> Any feedback will be appreciated.
>>
>>
>> jing
>>
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