[logback-user] Question about SizeAndTimeBasedRollingPolicy

Simon.Erhardt at befine-solutions.com Simon.Erhardt at befine-solutions.com
Fri Apr 8 15:03:47 UTC 2016

Hello all,

I've got a question about the SizeAndTimeBasedRollingPolicy. What I would 
like to achieve is a guaranteed upper boundary for the disk space used by 
log files and archives. I was happy to find the related option 
"totalSizeCap" for SizeAndTimeBasedRollingPolicy which seemed to help, but 
it turns out that this cap is applied only to files older than the 
time-based rollover trigger (in my case, a new day). The same seems to be 
the case for "maxHistory", it doesn't constrain the count of files created 
on the current day. So it is possible that, in worst case, a lot of files 
are created and flush disk space.

Are there any ideas how to solve that? I read about 
FixedWindowRollingPolicy, but I need day based rollover. Here's my 
non-working approach so far:

<appender name="FILE_DEFAULT" 

I'm looking forward to any responses. Have a nice weekend!

Simon Erhardt
Senior Software Architect
Befine Solutions AG - The Cryptshare company
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