I want to create a shell script for logrotating. following are my requirement.

  1. want to archive the log files to a particular directory lets(/usr/local/jboss-5.10..GA/server/archive/log) older than 2 months .

  2. want to delete logs older than 2 months from archive directory. the format of log is server.log.2015-08-11


the log files are present on below path

cd /usr/local/jboss-5.1.0.GA/server/pymidol/log/
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    Is using logrotate an option? man logrotate for details
    – KM.
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 11:24
  • Sir , i have checked it but not able to make a script .if u can show me the format according to my need then it will be very helpul to me .. Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 11:47
  • Does jboss create the dated log files? If so, you don't need logrotation as jboss already does that; you simply need archiving. Please clarify in your Question. Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:10
  • yes sir but for space management we have to delete logs manually ..so i was seacrhing for a script which can do all my requirement accordingly Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:29

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first create some space by removing files

for your (2) question for removing the files from arhive directory

find /usr/local/jboss-5.10..GA/server/archive/log -type f  -name server.log.* -mtime +60 -exec rm {} \;

for your (1) question

find /usr/local/jboss-5.10..GA/server/pymidol/log -type f  -name server.log.* -mtime +60 -exec mv {} /usr/local/jboss-5.10..GA/server/archive/log  \;
  • thanks sir for your answer but i want to zip the logs when they move to archive directory\ Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:01
  • so instead of -exec mv ... use -exec gzip Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:02
  • sir if i use exec gzip and will they move to archive directory as u told to remove -exec mv command Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:08
  • yes replace -exec mv with -exec gzip Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:10
  • Thanks sir , for your valuable time ... if i will have any query regarding it i will surely post it regarding this topic. Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 13:25

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