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Logrotation of a file

I want to rotate a file and place the rotated file inside a new directory called 'backup'. The rotation of the log is working fine where the rotated file is not getting moved inside the backup ...
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logrotate fails to rotate logs: error setting owner

Recently I've noticed that logrotate does not rotate my logs. user1@host:~$ /usr/sbin/logrotate /home/user1/logrotate.conf -v gives me an error: error: error setting owner of /home/logs/mylog.log.1 ...
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handle large number of same log using cron or logrotate

We have an app deployed in a server, which, under some scenarios, generates some logs in the below format. process_name.hostname.common_text.log.{error/info/warning}.date.time Now, due to this ...
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What is the most recent log file in logrotate utility

I have multiple log files abc-log,abc-log.1, and abc-log.2 rotated by logrotate utility. Among these rotated log files which is the log file which contains the recent logs? Is it abc-log or abc-log.1?
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What is rotating Tomcat log files?

One of our servers has Alfresco installed, and this is the content of /opt/alfresco/tomcat/logs: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.1K Jun 29 10:41 catalina.2015-06-29.log -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 352 Jul 1 ...
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Logrotate: Log file not being rotated

I am trying to rotate a log file using logrorate. Following is the configuration: /etc/logrotate.conf: /var/log/test.log { size 1M rotate 6 create dateext ...
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dateformat use in logrotate

cat /etc/logrotate.d/syslog ... /var/log/messages { daily compress dateext dateformat "-%Y%m%d-%s" maxage 90 rotate 90 missingok notifempty size +4096k create ...
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How can I learn some advanced logrotate techniques? [closed]

The logrotate section in the Linux administrator's handbook is very brief. The man page is ok but lacks examples. Where can I find some more comprehensive information, examples, and best-practice ...
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Script or tool for maintenance (archive/remove old files, clean temporal files, etc…) on Unix/Linux

Everybody have the same problem: How to deal with old files, logs, temporal files to archive them (compress, store in alternate locations), delete unneeded, etc. them Specially if you have to deal ...
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How to make sendmail write to new maillog

I want to rotate my maillog, but I want to make sure the newly rotated log contains the last 2M lines from the previous log: # write the last 2M lines to a new log tail -n 2000000 /var/log/...
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log compression using logrotate

I was trying to set compression for jboss log files. The log files I want to compress are console.log and server.log. Compression for console.log is working fine, but server.log I am seeing issues. I ...
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Rotating catalina.out with timestamp format using logrotate. like catalina.$date.out

I am using logrotate to rotate catalina.out, but after rotation the filename is like catalina.out.1.gz. I want it to rotate the file with a timestamp in its name, like: catalina-2015-08-10-2337.out....
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Create new syslog file on boot

I want to create a new syslog file each time the system boots and save the old data in another file so that I can detect abnormal behavior on the current boot if any. Is there any configuration for ...
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Logrotate: scp rotated file to different location

I have a log file, which is supposed to rotate after reaching a particular size (say 50MB). After the rotation, it should be compressed and date has to be appended to the rotated file name. Now, the ...
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logrotate unable to rotate logs

logrotate is unable to rotate my logs. I have checked the file permissions, they are fine. I have even tried by putting "su root root" in the configuration file, still I am facing the same issue. ...
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How to remove obsoleted logs with logrotate?

I wanted to remove unnecessary logs automatically , like Xorg.log.0 , and other packed *.gz files , i really don't need that on a laptop system. However , i checked man logrotate , but only an entry ...
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logrotate not working as expected with my custom log

I turned on mysql general log, and since it was growing pretty fast I thought of using logrotate daily, so I created the log yesterday at about 2pm and this is how the log looks like: -rw-rw---- 1 ...
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logrotation- rotate and maxage command

please check the below script where I have to rotate the file for 30 days and its moved into the backup directory after rotation. So as I have used rotate 30 and maxage 30, when the logrotation ...
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logrotation - rotate and maxage command

Can anybody please explain me about the function of 'rotate' and 'maxage' in logrotation as this is very confusing . consider am using the below values in my script: rotate 30 maxage 30 Thank you.....
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What is the max value of the rotate parameter of a logrotate configuration file?

I would just like to make sure I can put in a relatively large value like 730 for two years without having something unexpected happen.
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logrotate create group not working

cat /etc/issue Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l). rpm -qf /etc/logrotate.conf logrotate-3.7.7-10.22 tail -n15 /etc/logrotate.d/syslog /var/log/...
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logadm permission issue in Solaris

Facing the following issue in a solaris box while using logadm tool . It is showing me permission denied error . -> logadm -w princelog /html/web/www.log -C 3 -s 500m -z 0 logadm: Error: /etc/...
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logrotate :: How to delete old logs in a logfile after logfile size reaches 1M size

How can I keep log file size limited to 1M? I want to delete old log entries in a log file after log file size reaches 1M size. I do not want to delete the log file itself.
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Logrotate or scripting to manipulate log file

I want to make sure that a certain log file gets empty when it reaches a specific size. I first used logrotate since the man page says: It will not modify a log multiple times in one day unless ...
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How to set one job to run at precise time with anacron without losing config at next upgrade?

I want logrotate to run at a precise time daily. Currently it is set to run at some random time using anacron and I don't want to change the randomness factor for all the other jobs. I have ...
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logrotate error “error: error opening /home/web/logs/dev.log.10: No such file or directory”

In a run, sometimes I get such type of errors for any of the log file. Below is my configuration: /home/web/logs/*.log.* { missingok copytruncate olddir rotate rotate 5000 compress ...
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why daily cron isn't running on CentOS 6?

I have a daily cronjob set up on CentOS 6 OS which should look after the log rotation job. The file is /etc/cron.daily/logrotate and it's contents are #!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate....
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Logrotate not picking up or acting on new configuration file

I had a logrotate configuration file set up for a log (let's call it Log1). It is working fine and the log is rotating everyday as expected. Yesterday I cloned this set up and modified it for three ...
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Smarter log rotation

I want to reduce the amount of logs in my system, but reduce them smartly. The general idea is, each time you rotate, look for any warning/error/critical level logs, and keep 2 minutes of log context ...
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logrotate custom “rotate” action equivalent for upstart?

In lots of online posts regarding how to rotate your iptables log files, for example here rsyslog config files get reloaded by the postrotate option of logrotate, presumably in order to stop rsyslog ...
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Rotating iptables logs, strange message about script being converted to upstart job

I use a script /etc/logrotate.d/iptables containing entries like: /var/log/in_iptables.log { rotate 4 weekly missingok notifempty compress ...
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How to manage all logs on VPS

I'm new to Linux but I'm about to start using a VPS to host my website. I've been reading about and it's been mentioned that I need to make sure that all of my logs are rotating and compressed, but I ...
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logrotate log file with enging date issue

We have following log files, log file with ending with date catalina.out.2014-02-01 catalina.out.2014-02-02 catalina.out.2014-02-03 catalina.out.2014-02-04 catalina.out.2014-02-05 catalina.out.2014-...
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Logrotate: Message in log configuration file for rotation

I am trying to make a configuration file for rotation in /etc/logrotate.d/ I did this: sudo cat > service /var/log/service/service.log { rotate 6 compress size=120M missingok create 0777 ...
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how much time logrotate waits between postrotate and compression

I'm writing a software and I want to reload log files when the process get a SIGHUP from something like logrotate. The question is, how much time the application can use before logrotate starts ...
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logrotate doesn't respect rotate parameter

I've been having some trouble with logrotate, it seemingly does not do what I'm telling it to do. Environment: Centos 6.4 logrotate 3.7.8 My /etc/logrotate.conf file has the following: # rotate ...
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Delete files only with logrotate

I have an application which rotates its own log files on an hourly basis. Each hour I want to remove all of the files more then n days old. I have to use logrotate to do this because of business ...
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logrotate not compressing files as expected

With the logrotate config. below I was expecting the program to start compressing log files after creating the first backup file. Instead I am seeing this: [root@host ~]# ll /var/log total 1.2M ...
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Troubleshooting Logrotate

The Problem I have several identical servers all running identical logrotate configurations rotating a custom log file. On at least one of the servers my logs are not getting rotated correctly. I ...
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Longer term logrotate

Does anyone know what the config would be for keeping log files for 8 months but compressing them every day? I got this: /500Gb/wireshark/log/* { rotate 240 daily size 1000M ...
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OpenVPN client log not `logrotate`ing as expected

summary: I want to keep an OpenVPN client's main log from filling its filesystem, but I also need to keep a fairly high debug level (at least for now). My attempt to logrotate is currently not ...
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newsyslog.conf logrotate when file is older than 6 month

I would like to delete following files with newsyslog.conf when the files are older than 6 month: # logfile [owner:group] mode count size when flags [/pid_file] /mnt/usb/access_*....
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File inventories and logrotation

I want to collect a huge amount of data files on my actual netapp storage with the command file - f /path... > logfile.txt. Through the huge data amount, the size of the logfile will be critical. ...
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Why is logrotate not rotating my httpd logs correctly? [on hold]

What I want is for my logs to have a by day log file that is labeled by date and I want to keep the last 60 days of log files. Here is the configuration I am using to try and do that. /var/log/httpd/*...
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logrotate Compress doesn't work at all redhat 7

My logrotate compress is not working at all. Log rotation will rotate file but it doesn't compress at all. Any simple mistake i am doing please let me know. This is output of logrotate -v /etc/...
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Logrotate.d odd behaviour

I have an issue with log rotation. I'm using rsyslog to collect fairly large amounts of syslog data from some Cisco kit. The standard syslog files are rotating/cleaning up just fine, however the ones ...
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Nginx Log Rotation Doesn't Seem to Be Working Correctly

I discovered that my partition mounted as /var had filled up. In tracking down the disk usage, I found that my Nginx log file is huge, and it doesn't seem to be writing to the correct file. ls -ltr ...
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logrotate works when run manually, doesn't when run with cron

This is on Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I think it's applicable to all OSes. I'm running logrotate as a cron job, cron settings are the defaults (logrotate exists in /etc/cron.daily). I'm running a ...
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is it possible to increase the xorg log backup level in ubuntu?

I thought it was 3 before. But right now it only keeps Xorg.0.log and Xorg.0.log.old. Can I increase it to 10 or some other value? It seems the logrotate does not affect the Xorg.0.log at all. ...
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After logrotate my tomcat logs all all zero

I've a problem rotating my tomcat logs. I've the following logrotate-file for tomcat8 (/etc/logrotate.d/tomcat8): /var/log/tomcat8/catalina.out { copytruncate weekly rotate 8 compress ...