[logback-user] Logback with WebLogic Server - Suggestions
ceki at qos.ch
Wed Feb 2 23:15:06 CET 2011
On 02/02/2011 10:57 PM, jaybytez wrote:
> I am totally new to SLF4J/Logback, and I am using WebLogic Server 11.
> We previously were using log4j and used an external file and some custom
> class so that we could update the log4j file at runtime and not have to
> reboot the server or application. We didn't use the WebLogic Server console
> to change the logging level.
This use case is supported as of 0.9.28. Package logback.xml in your
application and include a file external to your app. Here is an example
Since automatic file scanning is transient wrt included files, whenever
you change the external file, the changes will be picked up within 30
seconds or so.
See [1, 2] for precise docs.
> So if I want to use slf4j/logback, is there anything special I have to do
> for placing jars in the bootclasspath or lib directory. As well as when I
> want to have runtime changes to the log level, what is the best way to do
> this with slf4j/logback and WebLogic Server?
If you don't care about the server's logs, just bundle logback-core.jar,
logback-classic.jar and slf4j-api.jar in your application. That's the
simplest approach. You can still use jcl-over-slf4j.jar instead of
If you also want to direct Weblogic's logs, then things get more
complicated. I would avoid going that route.
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