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If I run logrotate I get log does not need rotating (log has been already rotated) and the log file is not rotated. Why that?

My log rotate conf:

/var/log/capp/*.log {
    missingok
    rotate 90
    daily
    notifempty
    compress
    delaycompress
}

Before I run logrotate I remove the line

"/var/log/capp/server.log" 2019-4-1-7:0:0

from file /var/lib/logrotate/logrotate.status

logrotate output:

/> logrotate -v /etc/logrotate.d/capp 
reading config file /etc/logrotate.d/capp
Allocating hash table for state file, size 15360 B

Handling 1 logs

rotating pattern: /var/log/capp/*.log  after 1 days (90 rotations)
empty log files are not rotated, old logs are removed
considering log /var/log/capp/server.log
  log does not need rotating (log has been already rotated)

and the log file is not rotated:

/> ls -la  /var/log/capp/server.log*
-rw-r--r-- 1 capp capp 272962507  1. Apr 07:00 /var/log/capp/server.log

1 Answer 1

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May be logrotate will be only on the second run begin to rotate log files. Seems that if no entry for that file is in /var/lib/logrotate/logrotate.status logrotate will be not rotate the file. So the trick was for me to change in /var/lib/logrotate/logrotate.status the line

"/var/log/capp/server.log" 2019-4-1-7:0:0

to

"/var/log/capp/server.log" 2019-3-31-7:0:0

... and logrotate began to rotate the server.log file

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