About Logrotate configuration fields
The following table explains the configuration fields of
The rate of recurrence (4 times daily, daily, weekly) at which log files
Log File Size
The maximum size of a log file (in Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes) on reaching
which the log data will be purged to an archive file.
Number of Archives
The number of log archives that you can retain.
As logs are rotated they are purged into an archive file located in
the same directory as the log file. Due to disk space constraints, the
number of log archives that you can retain are limited to the number of
log archives that you specify. On exceeding this threshold, logs are rotated
out of existence, either by emailing
them or deleting them.
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Published April 16, 2004