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I am configuring log rotation one of my production server. I am having a weired issue. I have configured the log rotation for a file on daily basis.

But unfortunately the rotation is not working. I have checked the status of the "/var/lib/logrotate/logrotate.status", It says the file has been rotated successfully. But it is not

cat /var/lib/logrotate/logrotate.status
logrotate state -- version 2
"/var/log/yum.log" 2019-1-4-14:0:0
"/var/log/chef/client.log" 2019-4-14-3:33:2
"/var/log/boot.log" 2019-1-10-3:46:1
"/usr/local/rms/kafka/kafka-connect-fluentd/stdout.log" 2019-4-15-3:9:1
"/var/log/chrony/*.log" 2019-1-4-14:0:0
"/var/log/wtmp" 2019-1-4-14:0:0
"/var/log/spooler" 2019-4-14-3:33:2
"/var/log/btmp" 2019-1-4-14:0:0
"/var/log/telegraf/telegraf.log" 2019-1-10-3:0:0

The file want to rotate is: /usr/local/rms/kafka/kafka-connect-fluentd/stdout.log

Log-rotate config file :

/usr/local/rms/kafka/kafka-connect-fluentd/stdout.log {
    daily
    copytruncate
    rotate 7
    compress
    postrotate
       /bin/kill -HUP `cat /usr/local/rms/kafka/kafka-connect-fluentd/connector.pid 2> /dev/null` 2> /dev/null || true
    endscript

}
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    Please provide the logrotate configuration for that file as well – Gerald Schneider Apr 15 at 10:06
  • Check your logrotate config, if you are rotating based on size then I guess logrotate doesn't adjust the file if the size threshold isn't breached. – kn330 Apr 15 at 10:13
  • @GeraldSchneider & @kn330 Thank you sir. Rotation is not based on the size.Please find my log rotation configs file /usr/local/rms/kafka/kafka-connect-fluentd/stdout.log { daily copytruncate rotate 7 compress postrotate /bin/kill -HUP cat /usr/local/rms/kafka/kafka-connect-fluentd/connector.pid 2> /dev/null 2> /dev/null || true endscript } – UtpMahesh Apr 15 at 12:21
  • Please don't add more information as a comment, edit your question instead. It is very hard to read as a comment. – Gerald Schneider Apr 15 at 12:32
  • @GeraldSchneider , sorry, I updated on the description. – UtpMahesh Apr 15 at 12:47
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try with my logrotate file: This rotates the logs of apache with the date, and if it ends in 2019 it compresses those files before deleting them.

/var/log/apache2/*.log {
        daily
        create 0640 root root
        su root adm
        rotate 2
        missingok
        compress
        delaycompress
        dateext
        dateformat -%d-%m-%Y.log
        notifempty
        sharedscripts

        postrotate
        gzip /var/log/apache2/*-2019.log
        service apache2 restart
        rm /var/log/apache2/*.gz
        endscript
}

If you want to check or force the execution of a logrotate execute the following command:

logrotate -vf /etc/logrotate.d/name_of_your_file

and with the verbose mode, you will be able to see what is happening there

Hope this be helpful.

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