Naftuli Tzvi Kay Naftuli Tzvi Kay - 7 months ago 25
Java Question

Rolling logback logs on filesize and time

I've been trying to set up a simple logback project to roll my log files by date and by filesize, and so far I have been unable to get my appender to roll over to another file. Instead, it writes to the log specified by the <file/> tag.

Here is my logback.xml configuration file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration scan="true" scanPeriod="10 seconds">
<appender name="stdout" class="ch.qos.logback.core.ConsoleAppender">
<layout class="ch.qos.logback.classic.PatternLayout">
<pattern>%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS} [%thread] %-5level %logger - %msg%n</pattern>
</layout>
</appender>

<appender name="milliroller" class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.RollingFileAppender">
<file>log/output.log</file>
<layout class="ch.qos.logback.classic.PatternLayout">
<pattern>%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS} [%thread] %-5level %logger - %msg%n</pattern>
</layout>
<rollingPolicy class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.TimeBasedRollingPolicy">
<fileNamePattern>log/mylog-%d{yyyy-MM-dd}.%i.txt</fileNamePattern>
<timeBasedFileNamingAndTriggeringPolicy class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.SizeAndTimeBasedFNATP">
<maxFileSize>1KB</maxFileSize>
</timeBasedFileNamingAndTriggeringPolicy>
</rollingPolicy>
</appender>

<root level="DEBUG">
<appender-ref ref="stdout"/>
<appender-ref ref="milliroller"/>
</root>

<logger name="com.tkassembled.logback" level="DEBUG"/>
</configuration>


At first glance, it looks like it should work, right? Is there something I'm doing wrong? My entire, buildable project is available in a zip here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2bxokkdyz2i/logback.zip

Answer

Although this is an old question, I felt that a working answer is appropriate to help anyone who requires this kind of implementation.

I use the following logback configuration to provide an HTML log, rolled over by date and filesize, as well as logging to console for debugging output.

Logfiles are stored in a logs directory with a name of logFile.html while its active, and logFile.2013-mm-dd.i.html when it rolls over, where i is the number of 50MB log files. For instance logFile.2013-01-07.0.html.

<configuration>

  <appender name="STDOUT" class="ch.qos.logback.core.ConsoleAppender">
    <!-- encoders are assigned the type
         ch.qos.logback.classic.encoder.PatternLayoutEncoder by default -->
    <encoder>
      <charset>UTF-8</charset>
      <pattern>%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS} [%thread] %highlight(%-5level) %cyan(%logger{35}) - %msg %n</pattern>
    </encoder>
  </appender>

  <appender name="FILE" class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.RollingFileAppender">
    <file>logs\logFile.html</file>
    <rollingPolicy class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.TimeBasedRollingPolicy">
      <!-- daily rollover -->
      <fileNamePattern>logs\logFile.%d{yyyy-MM-dd}.%i.html</fileNamePattern>
      <timeBasedFileNamingAndTriggeringPolicy
          class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.SizeAndTimeBasedFNATP">
          <!-- or whenever the file size reaches 50MB -->
        <maxFileSize>50MB</maxFileSize>
      </timeBasedFileNamingAndTriggeringPolicy>
      <!-- keep 30 days' worth of history -->
      <maxHistory>30</maxHistory>
    </rollingPolicy>
    <encoder class="ch.qos.logback.core.encoder.LayoutWrappingEncoder">
      <charset>UTF-8</charset>
      <layout class="ch.qos.logback.classic.html.HTMLLayout">
        <pattern>%d{HH:mm:ss.SSS}%thread%level%logger%line%msg</pattern>
      </layout>         
    </encoder>
  </appender> 

  <root level="DEBUG">
    <appender-ref ref="STDOUT" />
    <appender-ref ref="FILE" />     
  </root>

</configuration>
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