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Behold, the Humble Log File

Behold, the Humble Log File

Log files. Log files? Gosh. Mention this topic in almost any context and you can expect either one big collective sigh, or blank stares and a group “meh.” One of the reasons for this type of reaction is that log files remain largely unseen and they are easy to ignore. And yet, today’s technology landscape places a lot of detailed requirements on log file security and maintenance procedures. All of this throws shade on log files and log maintenance, relegating them to that special category of “necessary evil.” But wait… It turns out log files are really special after all. As long as they don’t grow too large and clog up a hard drive, log files are basically well-behaved, humble creatures. They sit by themselves all day long, dutifully storing exactly the data that we have asked them to store. They willingly recycle themselves when their retention window passes. If nobody bothers to review them, they are never offended – they just keep on doing what they have been asked to do. If log ...
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