Is Apache rotatelogs efficienct for real world use?

Eric Crist mnslinky at
Mon Oct 1 12:51:52 PDT 2007

On Oct 1, 2007, at 2:43 PMOct 1, 2007, Bahman M. wrote:

> Hi all,
> Is Apache rotatelogs suitable for handling large volumes of
> access logs, i.e. around 50K requests per hour at _peak_ time which is
> 1.2M requests per day.  According to Apache website
> ( this becomes
> about 120MB in size per day.
> Does somebody have similar experience with rotatelogs?  Would you
> direct me to the proper tool in case it's not efficient enough ?
> TIA,
> Bahman

I would recommend letting syslog handle the rotation.  While we don't  
have that many hits, it's always worked well.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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