Capturing information on Payara Server runtime events.


Logging is the process by which Payara Server captures data about events that occur during Payara Server operation. Payara Server components and application components generate logging data, which is saved in the server log, typically domain-dir/logs/server.log.

The server log is the first source of information if Payara Server problems occur.

The server log is rotated when the file reaches the specified size in bytes, or the specified time has elapsed. The file can also be rotated manually by using the rotate-log subcommand.

In addition to the server log, the domain-dir/logs directory contains two other kinds of logs:

  • HTTP service access logs, located in the /access subdirectory

  • Transaction service logs, located in the /tx subdirectory

Logging levels can be configured by using the Administration Console or the set-log-levels subcommand.

Additional properties can be set by using the Administration Console or by editing the logging.properties`file. The default `logging.properties file is typically located in domain-dir`/config`.

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