[Dovecot] Command output: Failed to write to log file

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Jul 13 14:44:55 EEST 2010

On 13.7.2010, at 9.53, Nick Lunt wrote:

> Jul 13 09:41:56 findb postfix/local[16000]: 3B7EF56ABA:
> to=<enduser at thishost.com>, relay=local, delay=0.05,
> delays=0.03/0.01/0/0.02, dsn=4.3.0, status=deferred (temporary failure.
> Command output: Failed to write to log file)
> Our postfix server started logging the above messages so I was thinking
> I had a postfix issue, but it turned out that recreating the dovecot.log
> file fixed the issue.
> Does the /var/log/dovecot.log file require special permissions or can it
> only grow to a certain size ?

See http://wiki.dovecot.org/LDA#logging, especially the part about Postfix's mailbox_size_limit.

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