Backing-up Files With a Custom Policy
A backup-policy can be configured to backup files. By default a
NullBackupPolicy is configured, which does nothing. It can be replaced by a
DeleteBackupPolicy to keep a backup of files for a specified period. The
BackupPolicy interface allows custom implementations to be plugged-in.
Null Backup Policy
A null backup policy acts as a placeholder for a ‘do-nothing’ behavior. Used when an exception occurs trying to instantiate a customized backup policy, or if no policy is desired.
Delete Backup Policy
A backup policy that deletes any file which is older than the specified period, but keeps at least as many of the specified backup files.
By default, a file is kept for a 30 day period. After 30 days, the file is deleted; Unless if there are less than 10 backup files available. In other words, maintain a history of 10 files, even if there was nothing logged for more than 30 days.
These properties can be configured either by modifying the logging configuration file:
com.gigaspaces.logger.RollingFileHandler.backup-policy = com.gigaspaces.logger.DeleteBackupPolicy com.gigaspaces.logger.DeleteBackupPolicy.period = 30 com.gigaspaces.logger.DeleteBackupPolicy.backup = 10
or by use of a system property override:
-Dcom.gigaspaces.logger.DeleteBackupPolicy.[property-name]=[property-value] For example: -Dcom.gigaspaces.logger.DeleteBackupPolicy.period=30
Customized Backup Policy
BackupPolicy is an interface for a pluggable backup policy. For example, you may wish to write an implementation to zip files if reached a certain threshold. The interface has a single method, which is used to track newly created log files. A file is either created upon rollover or at initialization time. Implementation can keep track of files and decide whether to trigger the backup policy.
public void track(File file);