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Re: Log messages of the server?

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Joerg Hessdoerfer" <Joerg(dot)Hessdoerfer(at)sea-gmbh(dot)com>,"PostgreSQL Win32 port list" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Log messages of the server?
Date: 2004-11-08 09:42:08
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> Hi,
> just a quick question: I've installed test-drives of the 
> PostgreSQL 8.0 beta installers (all versions, up to and 
> including beta4), on win2k, XP Pro and XP home, they all 
> worked fine starting the postmaster as service under user 
> postgres. I just realized, though, that I had a problem 
> upgrading one machine from beta2 to beta3, though. The 
> service didn't start, because an initdb was required. But I 
> didn't see any eventlog messages (that's where a windows user 
> would look first, naturally). After more careful scrutiny, I 
> did not find
> *ANY* server log messages. Where does the installer set 
> logging to? Is logging to eventlog even implemented? How to 
> configure it?

There has been a debate about where to log, and the end result was not
to default to eventlog. You can enable eventlogging by editing
postgresql.conf, look for the parameter "log_destination".
Log files by default go into the pg_log subdirectory of the data



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