[logback-user] Local/Remote config management at runtime

Paul G ps.grove at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 4 15:14:46 CET 2009

Has no one out there got any ideas?

Can logback be configured programatically at runtime and can this
configuration be updated without the need to bounce the server? 

Paul G wrote:
> We have a requirement that we would like to centrally manage logging
> configuration files and push these out to applications as and when needed.
> So my questions are.
> Is it possible to reconfigure using Joran at runtime rather than one at
> initialisation time, are there any potential side effects?  
> It would be fairly simple to write some code to listen for JMS or on a
> port to receive a message which would receive a Logback configuration, but
> would would be the message format? A logback configuration xml file how do
> then then pass that into Joran?
> The sending on messages is no problem as we would just create our own
> appender or use something like JMS appender to centralise log data
> collection.
> Any ideas would be great?
> Cheers
> Paul 

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