RE: Oracle Application Server Admin

  • From: <Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:30:20 -0500

Yes, Apache was fairly easy due to rotatelogs feature program, I
approached it this way, but have not finished any decent documentation:

APACHE:  Note 339819.1, 377466.1, 438705.1, 436690.1  I clean up the
rotated access*.logs and error*.logs with my shell script that is a
partner to all these changes.... 


Note that 'Text Logging' is for OC4J instances - this is those areas
that allow ODL logging (Oracle Diagnostic Logging).   ODL are logs in
xml format with xml extensions, and can be read from the application
server GUI.   Indeed, oracle suggests text logging only for development
servers anyway.   


Recall in my initial response that I mentioned all kinds of things
associated with the AS that produce logs.   I do not have a count right
now, but just for my default installation it is over 20 separate logs.
Most will do some type of rotation and cleanup, but some do not clean up
like opmn logs configured to rotate  (ons and ipm logfiles),  (and
Apache already mentioned).


I am presently at the point where I have some doing it and some still to
be done, (because of the incremental way I made changes to various
configuration files).  This leaves some files and/or directories
obsolete, and some obsolete (but still being used by something).    The
goal is to only have files/directories that are my final ones, and a
shell script that cleans up those not self cleansing.


By the time I am done, the new version will be more 'user friendly' and
do it for me :-)

Joel Patterson 
Database Administrator 
904  727-2546 


From: Allen, Brandon [mailto:Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:15 PM
To: Patterson, Joel; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Oracle Application Server Admin


Have you tried using piped logs?  I don't have any experience with it,
but they mentioned in it at my OAS Admin class and it looks like it
could be helpful:





From: Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx] 

P.S.  The text logs continue to grow.... At about 2Gbs they impact
performance.... And at some point can crash some things....   Just one
aspect of maintaining the logs.


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