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Since we change our server from Centos 6 / Tomcat 6 to Centos 7 / Tomcat 7, tomcat's logs have changed places. Before the were located inside catalina.out and now they are in /var/log/message (and journaclt). I found on another thread of this site it's was normal with Tomcat 7.

But I don't understand how and why the webapp's logs, using logback, are located in 2 places :

  • in the correct file configured in the logback.xml configuration file
  • also in /var/log/message : Why and How ?

Any help would be appreciated, I spent a lot of time searching any reason without success.

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