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Old 02-20-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Log Purging for /var/log/secure


Hi All,

I know log purging happens for /var/log/secure on daily basis. I am not able to understand what triggers log purging?

I have a linux device for which /var/log/secure is growing, now it has secure.1 secure.2 secure.3 and secure.4 files.

Any input is appreciated.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 11:07 AM   #2
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man logrotate

See /etc/logrotate.conf and/or contents of /etc/logrotate.d/
 
Old 02-20-2015, 11:48 AM   #3
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Hi Habitual,

I didnt find any information on .secure file in vi /etc/logrotate.conf and /etc/logrotate.d. I didnt find any information with command "man logrotate".
 
Old 02-20-2015, 11:58 AM   #4
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http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...grotate.8.html
 
Old 02-23-2015, 08:29 AM   #5
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Hi All,

This is what I got from logrotate.conf.
weekly

rotate 4

create

compress

include /etc/logrotate.d

It seems by default, there will be file 5 log files a week.
After one week, it will clear older one.
In my case each log file was 50MB of size. And there are 5 instance of each. like /var/log/secure, secure.1, secure.2, secure.3 and secure.4.

This appears to be an expected behavior. Isnt it?
 
  


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