Catalina.out too loaded

Hi All,

I had Catalina.out (JIRA) whose size is growing too large. I had few questions in mind.


1) Can i purge/delete Catalina.out file removing this file can it be recreated once i restart the service. Is it the right approach? 


2) If not than can anyone know the best possible solution to overcome this issue.


Many Thanks,


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You can remove the file if it's too big, and yes, ideally when Tomcat is down.  It will create a new one automatically.

The usual approach is to point "log rotate" at it so that it gets done regularly or when it reaches a certain size.  Virtually all Unix systems have logrotate as a standard, but I don't know about Windows systems.

Many Thanks Nic!! Always pleasure looking for your prompt answer..

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