How can I redirect Jira Tomcat logs and also limit the size

I am trying to put all our Jira logs in one spot and have a job clean up old ones. I want to have Tomcat put its stdout/stderr logs in the Jira home log folder. I've read https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA061/How+to+change+the+location+of+stdout+and+stderr+logsbut I need to specify that the files roll over each day (like they are by default). What do I put in the Logging tab of the Tomcat service properties?

If I put F:\Jira\log\jira-stdout.log I assume I'll get one file that grows forever. How do I get the dates in there? I've looked at Jira\conf\logging.properties for ideas, but frankly I can't make much sense of it. I see nothing in there specifying naming conventions.

2 answers

It looks likes you have the logs redirected.

There are a number of Windows Log Rotate tools. I would use this one: http://sourceforge.net/projects/logrotatewin/

But a quick Google Search of 'logrotate windows' will come up with many different options.

I believe i found elegant solution for windows:
Sheduled task to check if file is big, copy, rename and pack the copy if it is big, and powershell> Clear-Content  *-stdout.*.log so you drop file data 
No need to restart JIRA and this provides manual rotation 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Monday in Jira Software

How large do you think Jira Software can grow?

Hi Atlassian Community! My name is Shana, and I’m on the Jira Software team. One of the many reasons this Community exists is to connect you to others on similar product journeys or with comparabl...

384 views 4 10
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you