Saturday, February 20, 2010

Change the log file name dynamically using system properties

Recently I wanted the start multiple number of server instances using the same configuration so when I start nodes of the same server i should be having different log files for each instance starting in different location. So can be done very easy without writing a new appender or doing anything just configuring your file.

provide your log file name like this

This is really nicely works due to few reasons. Once you set the file like this you can give set a system property for each instance you are starting with the name of "instance.log" and that will be picked before creating the log file and it will create the log file in the given location.

Ex: if you set the value of system property "instance.log" as "Instance1" it will create the log in location repository/logs/Instance1/wso2carbonInstance1.log.

This file name appending works very nicely and in normal scenarios you are not setting any system property and this will create the logs in the default location which is like this : repository/logs/wso2carbon.log. This appending is working very smoothly so you can append anything for the file name or to the directory name and and if you do not set the system property it will simply ignore that.

To get dynamic log files you do not have to write any code other than setting system property and change the files.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

No such file or directory error when running Java

I recently had to install Ubuntu in to my machine after having some difficulty with my system files later I set up the available settings and started on working and I found this "No such file or directory" error when I run Java command or when I try to start up Intellij Idea or when I try to do a maven build. But this was totally stupid since I can see the file is there in the given path..

This happened because I have installed 64bit OS and used the JDK 32bit version and the error was totally weired to say No such file or directory.

If you get this error please change the JDK version in to 64bit or vice versa, if you have 32bit OS installed.