Log Rotation Does Not Happen When Rotated Log Directory And Current Log Are On Two Different File Systems / Mountpoints (Doc ID 1562494.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.0 and later
Generic Linux
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

One has a WebLogic Server (WLS) log rotation configuration in place such that current log is written to one directory and rotation is done to other directory. However it has been observed that rotation directory does not have the rotated files.

Consider following WLS server log configuration for WLS instance "AdminServer" (a snippet from DOMAIN_HOME/config/config.xml):

In this configuration, one might see that once AdminServer.log reaches 5KB, WLS seems to create a new log in"/u01/current/logs/AdminServer" however the rotated log file which is supposed to be saved into /u02/archive/logs/AdminServer is not there.

You might look into standard out file with an intention to see what happened, however there might be no trace of any error there.

Cause

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