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From √ėyvind Lode - Forums <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache restarting
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:34:59 GMT
Tom Evans [] wrote:

> Someone sent it USR1 - as the name suggests, it is a user signal. The 
> most common/easiest way to send apache a SIGUSR1 is to run "apachectl 
> graceful". Apache doesn't restart itself.

> Have you configured log rotation? When rotating logs, it is common to 
> gracefully restart apache to write to new log files.


I found the answer in /etc/logrotate.d/apache2

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload is executed when logs are rotated.


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