[syslog-ng] TMI: spam-like messages every 30 sec?

Kim Cary Kim.Cary at pepperdine.edu
Wed Nov 21 16:13:58 CET 2007

Hi folks,

Every 30 seconds I get one of these messages in my syslog file, on  
behalf of syslog-ng, for each and every file destination (I have  
about 50):

  Reaping unused destination files; template='/var/log/blah/$YEAR/ 

Now this happens even for very heavily used log destinations,  
including the firewall, which is getting a few hundred hits a minute.

Basically, this is filling up my /var partition every couple days and  
I'd like to stop it.

I haven't found the config to use to turn this log message OFF, and I  
would like to know why even the busiest logs are getting tagged as  

Can someone give me some clues here?

Much appreciation,

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