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Leslie In the real time environment i have few server instances within an websphere application server. This is a production environment and i cannot shut down the server to take a back up of existing logs.Again when the server is started the application will create a new log file with 0 bytes.My question is CAN i take a back up of the log files with out shutting down the server. That is with out an outage to the production environment can i take a back up of huge logs .The huge logs may cause slowness in accessing the application.I think iam clear in my question this time. Thanks Chak Radar
Joined: May 22, 2002
Chak, It really does not matter which application is writing to the log file. I understand your problem as follows: Q. I have a process which writes to a log file which grows very rapidly. How do I truncate the file without shutting down my process. A. Simply clubber the file as in (from the shell):
Q. Will I lose the data from the log. A. Yes! If you want to preserve it you can do something like this:
I hope this is helpful. Here's some more Cheers, Leslie [ May 06, 2003: Message edited by: Leslie Chaim ]
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com
subject: Renaming the logs in Unix without shutting the server