[logback-user] RollingFile appender does not roll but copies files

Ceki Gülcü ceki at qos.ch
Wed Oct 13 22:22:13 CEST 2010

Hello Alex,

I have read bug #=323609 with interest. If multiple RollingFileAppender 
instances open the same file in Windows, conflicts are bound to arise. 
I don't think logback is at fault here. Avoid having multiple 
RollingFileAppender instances opening the same file and the issue will 
go away.

If you register an OnConsoleStatusListener, you should see that 
RollingFileAppender is detecting the conflict and resorting to copying 
in order to prevent data loss.


[1] http://logback.qos.ch/manual/configuration.html#statusListener

On 13/10/2010 10:13 PM, Alex Greysukh wrote:
> I am in the process of porting from log4j to LogBack in Windows
> environment (logback-0.9.24, slf4j-1.6.1). Unfortunately, RollingFile
> appender does not roll but copies files (similar to what have been
> described in https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=323609). Are
> there any near future plans to address the issue? Is there a temporary
> work around?(I configure logging programmatically). Any information or a
> hint is greatly appreciated.
> Alex Greysukh

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