Jan Wieck wrote:
 but allows to setup a

configuration that automatically overwrites files in a rotating manner, if the DBA so desires.

... which can't work because it will overwrite the logfile on server start, and thus will overwrite the very latest logfile when performing multiple restarts. We had discussions how to identify a logfile's start time, and agreed that the file's creation/modification time can *not* be used for that. That's why the name has a fixed and well-known timestamp format.


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