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Old 06-18-2008, 03:02 AM   #1
john lee
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logrotate of Asterisk log at midnight

I am trying to do log rotation on my Asterisk log.
I put the following script in /etc/logrotate.d:
/var/log/asterisk/messages /var/log/asterisk/*log
rotate 90
create 0640 asterisk asterisk
/usr/sbin/asterisk -rx "logger reload" > /dev/null 2> /dev/null

rotate 365
create 0640 asterisk asterisk

This script works fine.
***However, I want to run this job at midnight rather than 4am which is when logrotate will run.***

I then modified crontab as follows so that the script will run at midnight.

01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
00 0 * * * root logrotate /etc/logrotate.d/asterisk <===
02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly

*** My question is if I do this, will the script be run 2 times - one at midnight and another time at 4am?
I just want to run once at midnight.

Any thoughts?
Old 06-18-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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Only if the asterisk logrotate script resides in the cron.daily or other cron.* directories.
Old 06-27-2008, 03:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

I ended up moving the script outside of directory logrotate.d because cron will always run whatever is put in this directory.


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