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Re: 8.3 RC1 - Logging and filenames

From: "Andy Shellam" <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.3 RC1 - Logging and filenames
Date: 2008-01-12 16:18:08
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Hi all,

But surely if the rotation is disabled, PostgreSQL will just append to the
log if it exists (hence the extra option of "truncate on rotation?")

Many services use a single log file and just keep adding to it - that's the
way I'd prefer to set PostgreSQL up, simply so I can predict what the log
file's name is.  Our rotation system will then rotate the log and keep the
name in the same format as all our other services.


On 1/11/08, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> > Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> >> You don't really have any choice about the matter --- Postgres will
> >> not use a single fixed filename because that would be guaranteed to
> >> lose log entries across a rotation.

> Unless he is using syslog?
> True, if you really dislike the way that the built-in log collector
> works, syslog is probably your best alternative.
>                         regards, tom lane

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