logrotate is designed to ease administration of systems that generate large numbers of log files. It allows automatic rotation, compression, removal, and mailing of log files. Each log file may be handled daily, weekly, monthly, or when it grows too large.

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Unable to get structured data in logged messages even after adding mmpstrucdata and mmrfc5424addhmac?(RFC5424)

I am trying to log messages with structured data . But it is showing null value for structured data. I am working with rsyslog 8.9.0.Can someone tell me either i need to load some module or modify ...
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rsyslog with logrotate: reload rsyslog vs copytruncate

I'm working on Ubuntu 14 with the default rsyslog and logrotate utility. In the default rsyslog logrotate /etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog config I see the following: /var/log/syslog { rotate 7 ...
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logrotate advanced date in daily rotations

I have set a logrotate config file like this: /var/log/tomcat/catalina.out{ copytruncate daily dateext rotate 10 missingok notifempty } And in my /sysconfig/cron settings file I have set DAILY_TIME=...
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use awk to execute logrotate command when disk is full

What I'm trying to do is manually run logrotate when my disk is greater than 90% full. I'm trying to do this using df -P and awk. I can get it to display the percentage, if it's > 90, but I can't ...
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Cent OS logrotate is not rotating httpd log

My /etc/logrotate.d/httpd file content is /var/log/httpd/access.log { size=50M dateext maxage 90 postrotate /usr/bin/killall -HUP httpd ls -ltr /var/log/httpd/ | mail -s "$HOSTNAME: Apache ...
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Syslog-ng and Logrotate creating sparse files

We've been using syslog-ng to log our postgres logs. On top of it we run logrotate every 5 minutes which also gzips the files. Recently, we've noted that these postgres logs contain a lot of null ...
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Logrotate executes postrotate even if file not rotated

I have a problem with my rsyslog and imfile that fails when one of my log file gets truncated.. So to workaround the problem I have modified the logrotate script as follow: "/etc/logrotate.d/...
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SELinux - logrotate is not rotating NGINX logs

I am using CentOS, NGINX and Passenger to serve a Rails application. I have SELinux activated, and have had a series of problems with logrotate. I have been able to resolve most of the issues by ...
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logrotate syntax error near unexpected token `20'

I cleared out my apache logs last week and now started to get these errors. Any ideas how I can fix this? /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: logrotate_script: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `...
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How to specify exceptions from wildcard settings in a logrotate configuration file?

For my logfiles I have the problem of all but one (or a few) files use the same configuration, while the rest has another one. I tried to realize this by giving a general configuration for all files ...
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Rotate log files with timestamp in file name

I have a log directory that my app writes into. It creates a log file like this: 2015-01-22-10-full-activity.log 2015-01-22-11-full-activity.log 2015-01-22-12-full-activity.log 2015-01-22-13-full-...
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Why is logrotate deleting my logs?

This is my conf: /var/log/apache2/*.log { weekly missingok rotate 52 compress delaycompress notifempty create 640 root adm ...
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How does one manually rotate log without logrotate on open/live file?

My Google-Fu is getting me so close but just not quite there, and I guess I'm too green in Linux to put the pieces together. I have a very large >200GB log file, still being written to. Logrotate ...
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Linux: How to enforce specific permissions on newly created logs which are created by log rotate?

I've noticed that the mail logs which are being created in /var/log are being created and owned by root (user and group). I've wrote a Nagios check which monitors the log and in order to allow Nagios ...
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logrotate not emailing log

My logs are being rotated properly, however, I am not being emailed the rotated log. What am I doing wrong? My main logrotate.conf is: include /etc/logrotate.d here is my /etc/logrotate.d/php-...
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Logrotate wildcard with many users and virtual hosts

I'm hosting multiple apache virtual hosts, with similar structure: - /var/www/ - domain - documentroot - logs I've thus modified rule in logrotate.d/apache2 to start with /var/log/...
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Configure logrotate to shrink file in user's folder?

All my users in /home/{user}/ have a specific error_log file in it that may grow overtime. So I was thinking about using logrotate to implement some kind of file reducing on it : when the file ...
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How to let logrotate skip non-existent and empty files

We have the following pronblem. Once in a while, our application server spits out an empty logfile or (when it's in the weekend), there is no logfile at all. We use logrotate for managing these ...
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Cron daemon reporting “unknown user 'tomcat6'” every day since I removed tomcat

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Since I removed tomcat via aptitude purge the other day, I keep getting the following error from Cron daily: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: tomcat6:7 unknown user '...
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logrotate continuous write issue [closed]

i am having issues with logrotate rotating a log file that is being constantly written to. i am using copytruncate option and it gets the job done properly on first rotation but after that, all new ...
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nginx logging to access.log.1 instead of access.log, logrotate failing?

I have an nginx instance that is set to log access to /var/log/nginx/access.log and errors to /var/log/nginx/errors.log, but as soon as logrotate runs each week, the file gets moves to *.log.1 and the ...
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Why logrotate makes an extra rotation?

Trying to configure logrotate for 10 daily rotation in my dump folder I have 11 rotations (mydump.sql, mydump.sql.1 ... mydump.sql.11), why? This is my logrotate configuration file in /etc/logrotate....
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Rotatelogs not functioning

My system is Debian with Apache 2.22 I'm trying to rotate my logs with rotatelogs. The format in the logfile works but the rotation is not working. Part of the apache2.conf LogFormat "%h %t %m %U %...
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Making logrotate remove old logs after reducing 'rotate' value

I'm trying to reduce the number of log files kept for Apache by reducing 'rotate 52' in /etc/logrotate.d/apache2 to 'rotate 8'. With weekly rotation this should keep 2 months of logs instead of a full ...
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Rotating a nohup.out logfile

There are a few questions on how to rotate the output file generated by nohup. Most of the answers say to use logrotate with the copytruncate option. However this does not actually work -- when the ...
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Apache logrotate with different names for current and archives

I'm running Apache 2.2 on CentOS 6.5 and what I'd like to do is have Apache's current access log file be: /var/log/httpd/access_log And each day at midnight, that file is renamed like so (assume ...
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logrotate output to /dev/null twice?

So I was checking my logrotate config for httpd, and, in the section postrotate ... endscript it has the following: /sbin/service httpd reload > /dev/null 2>/dev/null || true I understand the ...
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Postrotate “error running shared script”

Morning all, I realise this question has been answered already but the fix does not seem to work in this case so I'm hoping you guys can help. This this is the error I'm getting: error: error ...
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Why is logrotate causing Apache to seg fault each time?

Every time logrotate runs Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) experiences a seg fault and does not restart: [Wed Sep 10 06:35:54.266018 2014] [mpm_event:notice] [pid 20599:tid 140630283466624] AH00493: SIGUSR1 ...
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logrotate: neither rotate nor compress empty files

i have just set up an (r)syslog server to receive the logs of various clients, which works fine. only logrotate is still not behaving as intending. i want logrotate to create a new logfile for each ...
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How to rotate log files when running pyapns and twistd

I use pyapns (Iphone push server) which in turn uses twisted (twistd daemon). twistd daemon produces twistd.log files. It rotates them to twistd.log.1, twistd.log.2 and so on when twistd.log reaches ...
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Configuring Logrotate for Fluentd files. Necessary?

I have the following fluent.conf <source> type forward </source> <source> type monitor_agent port 24220 </source> # Listen DRb for debug <source> type ...
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PDNS log rotation

I wonder what's the recommended way to rotate PowerDNS log files. I added the following entry to logrotate: # cat /etc/logrotate.d/pdns /var/log/pdns/*.log { daily rotate 7 compress ...
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Rotate whole /var/log

I want to rotate the whole /var/log folder on my server every day so I have the /var/log folder and compressed files like "log.1.gz" which contains the whole directory. I can't found anything on the ...
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apache error logs issue

I have a vps server but the vps provider stop managed service. I having problem with logs file. Every thing seems was alright, but after few month auto logs deletion does not working. Every minute the ...
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How to continue redirecting stdout to a file after logrotate moves it?

I have a simple script which outputs a bunch of logs to screen and I piped the STDOUT to a file to store the logs. Since this script is long running, I needed to rotate the log files so they are ...
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Why auth.log gets rotated multiple times every day?

I noticed a suspicious behaviour of my auth.log. For some reason it is getting rotated multiple times everytime it should rotate. 2014-06-15 06:25:06,102 fail2ban.filter : INFO Log rotation ...
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Logrotate appends “1” at the end of compressed file

I have a script which runs as a cronjob every 30 mins and takes mysqldump of some tables. The dump files are stored in /var/log/ as /var/log/mysqldump/dbname/tablename/2014-06-15-18-30-dbname-...
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Apache logging: Are there any alternatives to piped logging that allow for automatic compression?

Are there any alternatives to Apache's rotatelog that will also compress logs? Logrotate is not an option due to requiring a restart. Ideally this would be a utility that can be used to pipe logs from ...
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How to go about rotating logs which are arbitrary named and placed in deeply nested directories?

I have a couple of hosts which are basically a playground for developers. On these hosts, each of them has a directory under /tmp where he is free to do all he wants - store files, write logs etc. Of ...
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Rotate haproxy logs

I tried few things but still not able to rotate haproxy logs efficiently. I need to rotate logs when log files crosses 500 MB size. Considering haproxy is serving large no. of static tcp connections, ...
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Remove old logrotate entries

Recently I have removed nginx on my server running Debian Linux and since then, I keep getting the following email every day: root@server:~# tail /var/mail/root Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-...
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Changing LogRotate's default way of rotating the log files

My observation of logrotation is that to rotate any log file, the logrotate process, in the following order copies the log file in question (lets call it file1.log) with a new name (adding time ...
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logrotate mailing of uncompressed logs

The man page of logrotate has this sample configuration file: # sample logrotate configuration file compress /var/log/messages { rotate 5 weekly postrotate /...
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Log not readable after rotation by daemontools

I have a log, which looks perfectly fine. However, after the log rotation by daemontools, it is no longer human readable. What could be the problem?
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Logrotate for node.js app deployed using monit and upstart

I deployed a web application in node.js by following the guide: Deploying Node.js With Upstart and Monit . The app produces some log via console.log(). In the upstart script, it's redirected to a log ...
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SELinux permissions for LogRotate and Apache

With the directory structure: /www/live/website1/app/ /www/live/website1/files/ /www/live/website1/logs/ Where Apache needs at least the following access: app: read-only access, but read-write is ...
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Manually rotate a log file

I have an Ubuntu web server running Nginx. I had never configured logfile rotation and have just discovered some multi-gigabyte monolithic log files. I have configured log rotation now per these tips....
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Squid3 logrotate error in Ubuntu 12.04

In a Ubuntu 12.04 server, logrotate for Squid3 is not working. I have found the problem while noticing the partition is getting full from squid3 logs. A forced logrotate yields the following error: ~#...
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Logrotate: Postrotate setfacl failed with no such file or directory error

I set some extended ACL entries for /var/log/squid3/ and /var/log/squid3/access.log. sudo setfacl -m u:jetty:r-x,g:adm:r-x /var/log/squid3 sudo setfacl -m u:jetty:r--,g:adm:r-- /var/log/squid3/...