Spring Boot Test – How to disable DEBUG and INFO logs

Run the Spring Boot integration test or unit test, many annoying DEBUG and INFO logs are displayed in the console.

P.S Tested with Spring Boot 2

Console

2019-03-04 13:15:25.151  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.157  INFO   --- [           main] o.s.t.c.support.AbstractContextLoader    : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.158  INFO   --- [           main] t.c.s.AnnotationConfigContextLoaderUtils : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.298  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.401  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.430  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 

  .   ____          _            __ _ _
 /\\ / ___'_ __ _ _(_)_ __  __ _ \ \ \ \
( ( )\___ | '_ | '_| | '_ \/ _` | \ \ \ \
 \\/  ___)| |_)| | | | | || (_| |  ) ) ) )
  '  |____| .__|_| |_|_| |_\__, | / / / /
 =========|_|==============|___/=/_/_/_/
 :: Spring Boot ::        (v2.1.2.RELEASE)

2019-03-04 13:15:25.886 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.boot.SpringApplication               : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.903 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.b.c.c.ConfigFileApplicationListener  : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.904 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.b.c.c.ConfigFileApplicationListener  : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.904 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.b.c.c.ConfigFileApplicationListener  : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.905 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.w.c.s.GenericWebApplicationContext   : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.922 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.b.f.s.DefaultListableBeanFactory     : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.937 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.b.f.s.DefaultListableBeanFactory     : 
2019-03-04 13:15:26.004 DEBUG 7484 --- [           main] o.s.c.a.ClassPathBeanDefinitionScanner   :

Solution

To disable the logs, turn off the logging.level in both application.properties and logback-test.xml

1.1 Turn off the logging in application.properties

application.properties

logging.level.org.springframework=OFF
logging.level.root=OFF

The DEBUG or INFO logs below the Spring banner are off now.

Console

2019-03-04 13:15:25.151  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.157  INFO   --- [           main] o.s.t.c.support.AbstractContextLoader    : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.158  INFO   --- [           main] t.c.s.AnnotationConfigContextLoaderUtils : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.298  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.401  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 
2019-03-04 13:15:25.430  INFO   --- [           main] .b.t.c.SpringBootTestContextBootstrapper : 

  .   ____          _            __ _ _
 /\\ / ___'_ __ _ _(_)_ __  __ _ \ \ \ \
( ( )\___ | '_ | '_| | '_ \/ _` | \ \ \ \
 \\/  ___)| |_)| | | | | || (_| |  ) ) ) )
  '  |____| .__|_| |_|_| |_\__, | / / / /
 =========|_|==============|___/=/_/_/_/
 :: Spring Boot ::        (v2.1.2.RELEASE)

1.2 Create a logback-test.xml in src/test/resources. Again, turn off the logging here.

logback-test.xml
logback-test.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configuration>
    <include resource="org/springframework/boot/logging/logback/base.xml" />
    <logger name="org.springframework" level="OFF"/>
</configuration>

Good, just left the Spring banner.

Console

  .   ____          _            __ _ _
 /\\ / ___'_ __ _ _(_)_ __  __ _ \ \ \ \
( ( )\___ | '_ | '_| | '_ \/ _` | \ \ \ \
 \\/  ___)| |_)| | | | | || (_| |  ) ) ) )
  '  |____| .__|_| |_|_| |_\__, | / / / /
 =========|_|==============|___/=/_/_/_/
 :: Spring Boot ::        (v2.1.2.RELEASE)

1.3 Turn off the Spring banner.

application.properties

logging.level.org.springframework=OFF
logging.level.root=OFF
spring.main.banner-mode=off

Done, the console should be empty now.

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Nik

Thanks man! It works

Tony Sobreira
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Tony Sobreira

Mkyong you are the best, your tutorials are a lifesaver, could you please make a tutorial of Hibernate 5 ? Configuration and simple CRUD ? thank you very much

Neeraj
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Sure

Srikanth
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Srikanth

Thanks a lot. Lost hair with this. Thanks for the fix.

Balam
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Balam

Works fine!

Oleg
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Oleg

Thanks . You are the rock! Only this solution woks out for me.

Pat
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does not work at all

HelpMe
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Not working for me. I’ve tried everything. I’ve copied the file verbatim, put it in the location indicated, and renamed it to logback-test.xml. No matter what I do I’m still getting logback output to my console. I want it gone!

Tsakiroglou Fotis
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Tsakiroglou Fotis

You are a legend.Really!

Adrian
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Adrian

Brilliant. So many thanks.

Pawan Dalal
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Pawan Dalal

I configure logging with properties file. Can we do the same with properties file? If yes, how?

arup
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arup

logging.level.=INFO
logging.file=/.log