Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Save those (test) results and logs

Organizations typically have well defined archive policies for the production logs and data.  However, a lot of test environments are ignored.  There is nothing more frustrating than trying to look at test results from a couple of weeks ago and the logs are gone.  Thus any sort of analysis (i.e. pulling the verbose GC data from native_stderr) can not be conducted.  That means the test was inconclusive. 

If your organization does not have archival procedures and processes for the test environments (at least the performance one) make sure that it gets on someone's agenda.

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