On 7/17/08 7:10 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:

 * Use the rotatelogs program that comes with Apache.  In this case,
   you replace the logging configuration statements in https.conf
   eg. instead of:

        CustomLog "/var/log/httpd-access.log" combine

   you have:

CustomLog "|/usr/local/sbin/rotatelogs /var/log/httpd-access.log 86400"

   which will create a new log file every 86400 seconds (= 1 day) and
   label each one with the unix time it was created appended to the
   name. eg:


   That will change files at midnight UTC each day, which is fine
   if your server lives in the UK but not quite as convenient if your
   server is in Australia.

Yes. Apache's rotatelogs is a better choice than newsyslog. Under heavy load, the latter can corrupt Apache logs.

rotatelogs also can do changes based on log size, like this:

CustomLog "|/usr/local/sbin/rotatelogs/var/log/httpd-access.log 5M" \

and if you don't like deciphering Unix epoch time, you can embed times in your log filenames like this:

CustomLog "|/usr/local/sbin/rotatelogs \
/var/log/httpd-access.log.%Y-%m-%d-%H_%M_%S 86400" combined

(n.b. I added the backslashes in the examples here; you want everything on a single line in your config file.)


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