Choosing max-journal-size

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Nov 30 09:34:43 UTC 2011

On 11/30/2011 01:23, Phil Mayers wrote:
> On 11/29/2011 11:53 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 11/29/2011 15:33, Chris Thompson wrote:
>>> With a mixture of small and large zones, signed and unsigned, choosing
>>> sensible values for max-journal-size can become rather tedious (unless
>>> one is prepared to to say "disc space is cheap, make them all<BIGNUM>").
>> I'm quite prepared to say that, especially when you include regular
>> rotation and compression. IME BIND logs compress very nicely, especially
>> with bz2.
> Are we talking about the same thing here? .jnl files, from which IXFR
> and such are generated?

D'oh! Obviously not, sorry. I've been doing some work on log rotation
lately and apparently it got stuck harder in my brain than I thought. :)

Meanwhile, I still think disk is cheap, and that leaving BIND to do its
thing is probably your best bet.



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