Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Rotate a Log File Manually

You can rotate the server log file manually by using the rotate-log subcommand in remote mode. The server log in the default location is immediately moved to a time-stamped file and a new server log is created.

Because log rotation is a dynamic operation, you do not need to restart Enterprise Server for changes to take effect.

  1. Ensure that the server is running.

    Remote subcommands require a running server.

  2. Rotate a log by using the rotate-log(1) subcommand.

Example 7–5 Rotating a Log File Manually

This example moves the server.log file to yyyy-mm-dd_server.log and creates a new server.log file in the default location.

asadmin> rotate-log
Command rotate-log executed successfuly.

See Also

You can also view the full syntax and options of the subcommand by typing asadmin help rotate-log at the command line.