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Old 02-24-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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limit file size


I know there are some logs ( system or application log ) in the system , but I have some experience that sometimes these logs will growth to a unlimited size until the system is full ( maybe caused by system error ) , so that the system will be shutdown suddenly , is it possible to limit the log size ? or take some action such as gzip the file or inform system administrator when the file size over a certain of limit ? could provide suggestion ? thx.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:41 AM   #2
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Hi,

Yuo don't mention the distro you are using. Most come with logrotate, which makes it possible to rotate/delete/limit logs.

If it's not already present on your box, take a look here (man page).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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This is another reason to put your /var directory where logs are kept on its own partition, so when it fills up, it doesn't affect the whole system.
 
  


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