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Re: log_filename_prefix --> log_filename + strftime()

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, "Ed L(dot)" <pgsql(at)bluepolka(dot)net>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: log_filename_prefix --> log_filename + strftime()
Date: 2004-08-29 18:06:26
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Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de> writes:
> Jan Wieck wrote:
>>   but allows to setup a
>> configuration that automatically overwrites files in a rotating manner, 
>> if the DBA so desires.

> ... which can't work because it will overwrite the logfile on server 
> start, and thus will overwrite the very latest logfile when performing 
> multiple restarts.

You are ignoring a critical part of the proposal, which is to overwrite
only during a time-based rotation; at logger startup or size-based
rotation, the rule would be to append.

			regards, tom lane

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