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Looking for suggestion related to catalina.out


I know this is not directly related to Jira, but I thought of getting inputs here, since I only have Jira using Tomcat.

The catalina  log file size has grown to 4 GB for me.

I will be implementing a log rotation soon, but that will take time due to various internal approvals.

As a immediate fix, If I delete the existing catalina.out log file, and restart Jira, will it cause any issues? Will a new catalina.out get created or will it complain?

Please suggest.

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@Pravin Patil 


Hi Pravin will give you some ideas on the log roation.


One option you could use right away would be 

cat /dev/null > <YOURPATH>/catalina.out


You could also remove the file after you did stop jira, it will be recreated throughout the next start of jira



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