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Unable to split log files

Mats Nilsson

Joined: Jan 22, 2009
Posts: 1

First, hi all. I'm a newbie both to Jboss and to this forum.

I'm trying to tell Jboss to split my logfiles in order to get more managable sizes, but with no luck. In my jboss-log4j.xml i have both the DailyRollingFileAppender

and then the RollingFileAppender:

But it won't split at 5MB! I tried disabling the first (the daily one), but still no luck. I also tried renaming the =${jboss.server.log.dir}/server.log" just to se that the log file got the new name, i.e. that the xml-tag is read and it was. Hence my question, why doesn't my log file split at 5MB? What am i overlooking/missing?

Thanks in advance

Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5852

You cannot have two appenders with the same name, if you do, one of them will not take. Delete the one defined as DailyRollingFileAppender.

We cover this exact topic in the book in section 2.2.1.

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