On Sep 25, 2012, at 6:57 AM, Lukasz Lacinski wrote:

> On 9/24/12 12:40 PM, Nate Coraor wrote:
>> On Sep 19, 2012, at 9:50 AM, Jennifer Jackson wrote:
>>> repost to galaxy-dev
>>> On 9/7/12 6:39 PM, Lukasz Lacinski wrote:
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> I use an init script that comes with Galaxy in the contrib/ subdirectory
>>>> to start Galaxy. The log file
>>>> --log-file /home/galaxy/galaxy.log
>>>> specified in the script grows really quickly. How to logrotate the file?
>> Hi Lukasz,
>> I'd suggest using whatever log rotation utility is provided by your OS.  
>> You'll need to restart the Galaxy process to begin writing to the new log 
>> once the old one has been rotated.
> Hi Nate,
> When Galaxy is started again, it fails because it cannot bind a socket to 
> port 8080, that is already bound by child Galaxy processes orphaned by the 
> former Galaxy process.
> When Galaxy forks to run tools, a child process does not close open 
> files/sockets that the child process does not need.
> Thanks,
> Lukasz

I am not sure about multiple galaxy process install, but I think a logrotate 
configuration with copytruncate option should work fine. For example,

/apps/galaxy/galaxy-latest/paster.log {
rotate 10
# logrotate script should be called by a cron job and hence daily/weekly 
settings are not added to conf file.
# 'size 1' setting ensures that log file will be rotated whenevr it is called 
by the cron unless size < 1 byte
size 1
create 640 galaxy-user galaxy-group


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