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shaman123
15-Sep-2014, 03:43
Hello Expert,

We are encountered one syslog-ng rotate configration,

we have one central syslog-ng server and several clients:

Central syslog-ng server log rotate configuration:

compresscmd /usr/bin/bzip2
uncompresscmd /usr/bin/bunzip2

/syslog/HOSTS/*/*/* {
compress
dateext
maxage 365
rotate 365
noolddir
ifempty
sharedscripts
missingok
#tabooext + .bz2
copytruncate
}

we scheduled rotate with crontab and has unexpected rotate result:

-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2-20140911.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2-20140911.bz2-20140912.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2-20140911.bz2-20140912.bz2-20140913.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 15 06:48 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2-20140911.bz2-20140912.bz2-20140913.bz2-20140914.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 2288 Sep 15 06:51 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2-20140911.bz2-20140912.bz2-20140913.bz2-20140914.bz2-20140915.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 14 Sep 15 06:51 user-20140908.bz2-20140909.bz2-20140910.bz2-20140911.bz2-20140912.bz2-20140913.bz2-20140915.bz2

could you please correct us for the rotate configuration file? thanks.

B.R
Yan da

shaman123
15-Sep-2014, 06:34
we want to rotate the syslog-ng logs daily and keep 365 versions, thanks in advances.

B.R
Yan da

ab
15-Sep-2014, 12:14
From the logrotate.conf manpage:



Please use wildcards with caution. If you specify *, logrotate will
rotate all files, including previously rotated ones. A way around this is
to use the olddir directive or a more exact wildcard (such as *.log).


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Good luck.

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