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Re: Size of logfiles

From: Peter Elmers <p(dot)elmers(at)gmx(dot)de>
To: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Size of logfiles
Date: 2007-05-22 19:22:58
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for your fast reply. Indeed i ment the normal logfiles. But  
you point me to another question:

I am just reading the manual regarding WAL, but until now, i found no  
hint about the default setting for the redo-logs(WAL).
Can you give me a hint?



Am 21.05.2007 um 16:44 schrieb Chris Browne:

> p(dot)elmers(at)gmx(dot)de (Peter Elmers) writes:
>> I have searched the web and am sorry to say that i found nothing
>> about the default behavior of the log files of postgres.
>> Can anyone tell me when postgres will delete the logfiles or what
>> postgres automatically do with them?
> Can you be a bit more precise about that?
> There are the WAL log files; I expect you're not talking about that.
> I expect you're talking about the log files containing error messages,
> warnings, and such.
> PostgreSQL will not, itself, purge out such files; consider that you
> can configure it to distribute log information via syslog, which would
> push the logs into a mostly OS-managed area.
> You'll presumably want to figure out what YOU want your policy to be,
> and find suitable tools (lots available) to implement that policy...
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