[Dovecot] how to handle logging

Jost Krieger Jost.Krieger+dovecot at rub.de
Tue Oct 15 14:41:35 EEST 2013

On Mon Oct 14 13:41:40 2013, Andreas Schulze wrote:
> I plan a migration to dovecot and have concerns about the amount of logged data.
> On a testsystem dovecot produced 1TB syslog per day with a comparable amount of pop3 sessions.
> The current server log to STDOUT which is connected to multilog
> (circular buffer, http://cr.yp.to/daemontools/multilog.html)
> That way I can have a look at the last activities to any time.
> I like to have that in dovecot too. But since dovecot uses syslog
> it's not possible to adopt 1:1
I'm a bit late, but what's wrong with

log_path = /dev/stderr

We have been using multilog for dovecot for a long time.
One problem, though: delivery logs will probably land somewhere else than
server logs.

Jost Krieger
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