Subject Re: Recycling the logfile (was: Re: [firebird-support] Troubels with Firebird 1.5)
Author Martijn Tonies
> >> >> > Now the firebird.log has 247 MB.
> >>
> >> > This raises another interesting topic though --
> >> > Can the log-file be recycled?
> >>
> >> This is a great concern. I think there should be a configuration
> >> parameter that would permit a user to set how big the log file can get
> >> before it starts recycling it's contents. And, maybe have a default
> >> between 100KB and 200KB.
> >>
> >> I think it should be a feature that is required(not just nice to have).
> > I'm not sure how many errors fit in a 200Kb logfile :-)
> It's not just errors in the log file, because even the guardian has
> log entries when it's starting the server. I have 301 log entries in a
> 33.1KB file, but most of my entries are the guardian starting the
> server, which is only represents 2 lines of text. By the way, this is
> my development machine and it does get rebooted quite frequently. And,
> this amount of log entries was accumulated over the past 12 months.
> > But perhaps it can be archived as well after a single day.
> Then this might require another thread on the server to manage this
> archiving schedule.
> > As:
> > log1
> > log0
> > Where log0 is the current.
> > Then, you would have a max of 7 days of logfile of 200Kb each.
> If someone gets a log file of 200KB per day, I would start worrying.
> Instead of a size cut-off, maybe a number of days cut-off! This way a
> user could configure the number of days that a log entry will stay in
> the log file. This way, it could be set to 7 days or even 365 days.
> But, automatically archiving the log file should be an option that can
> be turned off or on, and configurable to have only one archived log
> file or more. And, that the archiving(if it is required) would only be
> performed when an entry is written to the log file.

Obviously, there are multiple implementations possible. Either way,
it's an issue to be raised at fb-devel. (copied the message there).

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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