problem rotating apache logs

Jerry gesbbb at
Tue Mar 10 11:21:57 PDT 2009

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:38:37 +0000
Robin Becker <robin at> wrote:

>I'm trying to get newsyslog to rotate my apache2 logs (this in 7.0 &
>7.1 release).
>I added this to the end of newsyslog.conf
>/var/log/httpd-*.log        644  9     8    @T01
>BG /var/run/ 30
>this is what is currently working for me in 6.0 & 6.1.  Signal 30 is
>supposed to be USR1 which is intended to cause a graceful restart.
>However, I find that although I do get a rotated log file the new logs
>always seem to be empty.
>The logs seem to start growing only after I restart the apache server.
>What am I doing wrong?

Have you checked out (depending on your Apache version)

gesbbb at

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