[logback-dev] [JIRA] Commented: (LBCORE-235) Logback's TimeBasedRollingPolicy can't rename/move a file across filesystems

Daniel Potter (JIRA) noreply-jira at qos.ch
Wed Jan 18 20:49:26 CET 2012

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Daniel Potter commented on LBCORE-235:

Any update on this issue?  Another developer submitted a patch and pull request for the issue on GitHub a while back (https://github.com/ceki/logback/pull/37).  Are there any plans to fold this into a release?  

The fallback method of rename-by-copy is essentially broken for TimeBasedRollingPolicy until this issue is fixed. 

> Logback's TimeBasedRollingPolicy can't rename/move a file across filesystems
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LBCORE-235
>                 URL: http://jira.qos.ch/browse/LBCORE-235
>             Project: logback-core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Rolling
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.30
>         Environment: AIX 6.1, WebSphere
>            Reporter: Daniel Potter
>            Assignee: Logback dev list
> Logback can't roll log files to a different filesystem than the active log using TimeBasedRollingPolicy (and RenameUtil.rename()) on AIX and possibly other Unix/Linux-based operating systems.  Per the Java 6 File.renameTo() method JavaDoc, "The rename operation might not be able to move a file from one filesystem to another".  The JavaDoc for RenameUtil.rename() states that it should fall back to renaming by copying, but the code doesn't do that.  The renameByCopying() method is never called.

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