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From "Justin Pasher" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Logs
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 02:18:35 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grant Peel []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:54 PM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Logs
> Hi all,
> I am investigating useing apache rotatelogs pipe. My servers have about
> 250
> virtual domains each on them, so I am curious about a couple of things:
> How are people in a similar setup handling remove logs (so they dont build
> up forever), say after 2 months?
> Does piping the data through the rotatelogs util slow down the server
> much?

Have you considered using logrotate? I had never actually heard of
rotatelogs until now (my apache experience is primarily with Apache 1). I
would imagine that it would have a little bit of overhead (albeit a
relatively small amount, I hope). logrotate has a lot more options
available, and there's also a chance that it's already in use on your system
to rotate system logs in /var/log. Since it's run as a cron job, you only
experience the overheard (VERY small) when the script run each night

Of course, all of this assumes you are running in a *nix environment as
opposed to Windows. I'm not sure about the availability on Windows.

Justin Pasher

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