what do you do with daily, weekly, monthly outputs..

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Mon Jul 16 12:41:01 UTC 2007

B. Cook wrote:

> Hello All,
> What do you do with the FreeBSD emails that each server you have sends 
> you every day?
> I'm wondering if I could be doing something useful with them as 
> opposed to keeping them in a folder and then deleting them after time.

Mostly I send the outputs to /var/log and not email (except security) so 
I don't have to do anything and newsyslog handles the log 
rotation/deletion.  But I've also come across PR 
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=bin/88486 and I'm hoping I 
can reduce the logging to nothing at all (unless something goes wrong).  
Get rid of uninteresting jobs, perhaps do disk space checks with 
something like Nagios etc.  No time of course :-)


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