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Old 01-07-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Wink Changes to my logrotate.conf file do I need to reboot?


Using RHEL 5 and change my logrotate.conf file and restart service auditd. In order for my changes to take effect when I modified my logrotate.conf file do I need to reboot my RHEL 5 system?

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Old 01-07-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Hi,

As far as I know, logrotate is not a daemon that you restart but it's a process called from cron as a daily job. So there is nothing to restart. At the next scheduled run your config should be used when the logrotate process runs.

Of course if you want to run it to test your config then you can. It should be in /usr/sbin; so:
Code:
/usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf
(if that's the location of your configuration file) should start it manually. And the next run will be triggered by the daily cron.

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Eric

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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Wink Reponse to comment above

Ok I will keep an eye on this in about a 8 days to see if the log did not rotate, since by default it was set for weekly.

Will keep everyone up to date.
John
 
Old 01-07-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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The answer by EricTRA is correct. Besides, you should forget about rebooting as something to be done after changes are made. Rebooting is only needed when you install a new kernel, or have messed up your loaded modules down to the point where you lose that much functionality that you cannot reload them.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
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Ok I will keep an eye on this in about a 8 days to see if the log did not rotate, since by default it was set for weekly.

Will keep everyone up to date.
John
Try this:
Code:
logrotate -vf /etc/logrotate.conf
 
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The answer by EricTRA is correct. Besides, you should forget about rebooting as something to be done after changes are made. Rebooting is only needed when you install a new kernel, or have messed up your loaded modules down to the point where you lose that much functionality that you cannot reload them.

jlinkels
Yeah, rebooting is something that belongs in the Microsoft world (have to do it on a weekly basis to keep those darn things running) whilst in LinuxLand it's rarely needed.

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