How Do I Configure A RollingFileAppender To Roll By Date And Size With Log4net?

I am configure log4net to use a composite RollingFileAppender so that the current file is always named logfile.log and all subsequent files are named logfile-YYYY.MM.dd.seq.log where seq is the sequence number if a log exceeds a certain size within a single day. Unfortunately, I have had very little success in configuring such a setup.


My current configuration is pasted below. It has been updated based on several answers which gets me close enough for my needs. This generates files of the format: logfile_YYYY.MM.dd.log.seq


        <level value="DEBUG" />
        <appender-ref ref="RollingFileAppender" />

    <appender name="RollingFileAppender" type="log4net.Appender.RollingFileAppender">
        <file value="logs\\logfile"/>
        <staticLogFileName value="false"/>
        <appendToFile value="true"/>
        <rollingStyle value="Composite"/>
        <datePattern value="_yyyy.MM.dd&quot;.log&quot;"/>
        <maxSizeRollBackups value="10"/>
        <maximumFileSize value="75KB"/>
        <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
            <conversionPattern value="%date [%thread] %-5level %logger [%property{NDC}] - %message%newline"/>
        <filter type="log4net.Filter.LevelRangeFilter">
            <param name="LevelMin" value="DEBUG" />
            <param name="LevelMax" value="FATAL" />


One interesting note, setting

<staticLogFileName value="false"/>

to true causes the logger to not write any files.



We use the following (in Log4J):

<appender name="roller" class="org.apache.log4j.DailyRollingFileAppender">
    <param name="File" value="Applog.log"/>
    <param name="DatePattern" value="'.'yyyy-MM-dd"/>
    <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
        <param name="ConversionPattern" value="[slf5s.start]%d{DATE}[slf5s.DATE]%n%p[slf5s.PRIORITY]%n%x[slf5s.NDC]%n%t[slf5s.THREAD]%n%c[slf5s.CATEGORY]%n%l[slf5s.LOCATION]%n%m[slf5s.MESSAGE]%n%n"/>

This gives us Applog.log.yyyy-MM-dd files