newsyslog and apache
admin2 at enabled.com
Thu Apr 22 20:19:37 PDT 2004
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:36:02 +0930, Tim Aslat wrote
> In the immortal words of "Noah" <admin2 at enabled.com>...
> > this advice does not give me many warm fuzzies - the website appears
> > to be down. any other util recommendations that rotate hundreds of
> > apache logs files really well. newsyslog is not meeting our
> > requirements at the moment.
> Have you tried using the internal rotation code in apache?
> this excerpt from "man rotatelogs" should provide more information
> rotatelogs is a simple program for use in conjunction with
> Apache's piped logfile feature which can be used like this:
> TransferLog "| rotatelogs /path/to/logs/access_log 86400"
Okay this looks like a viable option. can rotatelogs also age out and delete
log files that are older than 30 days? And does it compress the log files as
> This creates the files /path/to/logs/access_log.nnnn where
> nnnn is the system time at which the log nominally starts
> (this time will always be a multiple of the rotation time, so
> you can synchronize cron scripts with it). At the end of
> each rotation time (here after 24 hours) a new log is started.
> Logging is internal to apache, and doesn't require apache to be
> Hope this helps
> Tim Aslat <tim at spyderweb.com.au>
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