logmon and file reset/rename

Discussion created by BrunoM on Nov 2, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2011 by SUK


We are monitoring some application log files with logmon and as those files are growing, I would like to rename them and restart with an empty file (note the log file name is fixed and does not contain date/time). For the main application we have  a single log file and multiple processes that can update it.


I've just performed this test with a watcher that gets all lines from a file called test.log and send alarms (no filter, update mode):


- write alarm1 into test.log

- write alarm2

--> logmon check1: received alarm1 and alarm2

- write alarm3

- write alarm4

==> rename test.log to test.old

- write alarm5 into the newly created test.log file

--> logmon check2 (1min after check1): alarm5 received but alarm 3 and 4 lost which is logical but not acceptable.


I was thinking of a synchronisation procedure with AO profile and scripts but I would really appreciate ideas to prevent from this alarm loss in a simple manner.

Thanks for your help.