Reduce Tomcat logging for Jira server on Windows
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By default, JIRA applications mirror the application log output (atlassian-jira.log) to the Tomcat service stdout log file: service-stdout.YEAR-MONTH-DAY.log (eg: jira220415104039-stdout.2016-03-31). This file can grow quite large and cannot be rotated by JIRA applications using Log4j configuration.
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Unfortunately, there is no Logrotate solution for opened files for Windows and Tomcat Procrun is not able to logrotate it either (See https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-daemon/procrun.html). So you have following options.
- Edit <JIRA_INSTALL>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties file and do either:
Increase logging level for console loggers to WARN
diff -u ./atlassian-jira-6.4.13-standalone//atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties ./log4j.properties --- ./atlassian-jira-6.4.13-standalone//atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties 2016-02-25 06:10:30.000000000 +0100 +++ ./log4j.properties 2016-09-26 15:51:16.000000000 +0200 @@ -28,12 +28,12 @@ log4j.appender.console=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender -log4j.appender.console.Threshold=DEBUG +log4j.appender.console.Threshold=WARN log4j.appender.console.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout log4j.appender.nowarnconsole=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender -log4j.appender.nowarnconsole.Threshold=DEBUG +log4j.appender.nowarnconsole.Threshold=WARN log4j.appender.nowarnconsole.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
(Recommended) Or remove all console from log specific logging events, see example:
-log4j.logger.com.atlassian = WARN, console, filelog +log4j.logger.com.atlassian = WARN, filelog log4j.additivity.com.atlassian = falseRestart JIRA
2. Restart JIRA. You may delete old files.
Fully disable Stdout logging for Procrun Tomcat service. Using this option has a side-effect: crash messages from JVM will be lost.
Redirect Stderror, remove the value "auto" so the fields are left empty.
See more details in related KB: How to disable bamboo-stdout and bamboo-stderr logging on Windows