[syslog-ng] log rotation

Mark R. White whitemr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 19:11:13 CEST 2006


What I do is have the logs date time stamped so it starts a new log each
day.  Then I run a script from CRON to have those files gzipped that are
more than two days old and delete anything more than thirty days old.



Here is what I have:

--from syslog-ng.conf--

destination hosts {
   owner(root) group(root) perm(0775) dir_perm(0775) create_dirs(yes));

log {

--the "archive script" (it's not really archiving but it does what I need it
to do)--


cd /var/log/network/corppix

# Compress all of the Corp Pix logs older than two days

/usr/bin/find . -name corppix\* -mtime +2 -exec gzip {} \;

#Delete all logs older than 30 days.

/usr/bin/find . -name corppix\* -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;

#Same thing for CorpPixFailover

cd /var/log/network/corppixfailover

# Compress all of the Corp Pix logs older than two days

/usr/bin/find . -name corppixfailover\* -mtime +2 -exec gzip {} \;

#Delete all logs older than 30 days.

/usr/bin/find . -name corppixfailover\* -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;

On 8/24/06, Brian Loe <knobdy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been trying to get logrotate to work on AIX and it simply doesn't
> "do" anything (run it with debug and it tells me its reading the
> config file then exits, files remain the same - regardless of size or
> age).
> So, what else should I try? Eventually it looks like I'm going to be
> feeding pipes and files for use with SEC - but I need to archive each
> log for 30 days, then archive all of those files for a year, etc..
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