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Disable localhost_access logging in Digitool


In Digitool JBOSS generates an access log daily named like this; localhost_access_log.2015-11-16.log in the jb_log path.

If these logs are causing disk space issues, you may wish to set up a scheduled task to delete older logs. If the size is still an issue you may wish to disable access logging altogether.

To Disable Logging..

First Step - Edit xml file

Access logging can be disabled by editing the server.xml using the vi editor:


>cd jbossweb-tomcat.sar

>vi server.xml



To disable logging, comment out this section in server.xml by adding the BOLD highlighted lines

<!-- Access logger -->

<!-- Access logging disabled

            <Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve"

               prefix="localhost_access_log." suffix=".log"

               pattern="common" directory="${jboss.server.home.dir}/log"

               resolveHosts="false" />


Second Step - Restart JBOSS

JBOSS must be restarted in order for the configuration to take effect:

To shut down JBOSS


To start JBOSS


(This will result in a minute or two of downtime)


There is no facility to change the logging level. Logging is either "on" or "off".