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Old 10-10-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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logrotate - How to delete uncompressed logs


I'm learning some bash scripting and started by creating a basic server health monitoring script that redirects the output to /var/log/serverhealth/

Now I want to manage the archiving with logrotate. It's working but I'd like to implement a few minor tweaks.

I've configured a file called serverhealth and placed in /etc/logrotate.d/

Code:
/var/log/serverhealth/*.log {
rotate 10
monthly
compress
}
So when I check the folder I see my compressed logs along with the corresponding uncompressed logs. How do I configure to delete the original file post compression?
 
Old 10-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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compress will remove the uncompressed logfile. if you've just enabled compression then the old files will need manual clearing (afair)
 
Old 10-10-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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The man page on logrotate is quite helpful. There are some settings related to how you compress and so on. Give it a peek.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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compress will remove the uncompressed logfile. if you've just enabled compression then the old files will need manual clearing (afair)
The compress option does not remove the uncompressed log files automatically (new or old). Any idea on how to do this?

Quote:
delslige@ubuntu-P5K:/var/log/serverhealth$ ll
total 276
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2011-11-03 21:10 ./
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 2011-11-03 07:48 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2011-11-01 08:03 srvhealth.01-10-11_21:00:05.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4392 2011-10-01 21:00 srvhealth.01-10-11_21:00:05.log.1.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29265 2011-11-01 21:10 srvhealth.01-11-11_21:10:05.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2011-11-01 08:03 srvhealth.02-10-11_21:00:04.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4217 2011-10-02 21:00 srvhealth.02-10-11_21:00:04.log.1.gz
 
Old 11-03-2011, 10:57 PM   #5
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Your problem is that each file has a different name, I'd say, and potentially
that your process keeps writing to the log while it is being rotated?

Last edited by Tinkster; 11-06-2011 at 02:40 PM. Reason: meh
 
  


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