Linux/logrotate

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logrotate

logrotate - rotates, compresses, and mails system logs

Installation:

yum install logrotate vixie-cron crontab
service crond restart

Configuration files are here:

/etc/cron.daily/logrotate
/etc/logrotate.conf
/etc/logrotate.d

Last rotate status is kept here:

/var/lib/logrotate.status

Kick off a rotate config:

logrotate -v /etc/logrotate.d/httpd

copytruncate

"To avoid the reload, instead of moving the file, you can copy it and empty the old file. That way apache can keep writing to the same filehandle. You do this by adding the option "copytruncate" to the logrotate config file, like this:"

/apache/*log {
    copytruncate
    compress
    dateext
    rotate 365
    size=+300M
    olddir /log/old/apache
    notifempty
    missingok
}

References:

CentOS HTTP Example

Suggested add:

/var/log/httpd/*log {
    size 100M
    compress
...
ln -s /etc/cron.daily/logrotate /etc/cron.hourly/logrotate

/etc/logrotate.d/httpd

/var/log/httpd/*log {
    missingok
    notifempty
    sharedscripts
    delaycompress
    postrotate
        /sbin/service httpd reload > /dev/null 2>/dev/null || true
    endscript
}

/etc/logrotate.conf

# see "man logrotate" for details
# rotate log files weekly
weekly

# keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
rotate 4

# create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
create

# use date as a suffix of the rotated file
dateext

# uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
#compress

# RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
include /etc/logrotate.d

# no packages own wtmp and btmp -- we'll rotate them here
/var/log/wtmp {
    monthly
    create 0664 root utmp
        minsize 1M
    rotate 1
}

/var/log/btmp {
    missingok
    monthly
    create 0600 root utmp
    rotate 1
}

# system-specific logs may be also be configured here.

/etc/cron.daily/logrotate

/usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf >/dev/null 2>&1
EXITVALUE=$?
if [ $EXITVALUE != 0 ]; then
    /usr/bin/logger -t logrotate "ALERT exited abnormally with [$EXITVALUE]"
fi
exit 0