Logrotate is a utility that rotates the following log files
based on the settings you choose.
Web server logs
FTP server logs
You can set your log files to rotate four times a day, once
a day, or once a week. You can also change
the Logrotate settings at any time.
To configure Logrotate:
In the shortcuts
section of the Home pageLog Manager (Web Server
section). The Logrotate window opens and the Automated Log Rotation Parameters
form is displayed.
In the Frequency
field, choose the rate at which you want to rotate the log. Frequency
times daily. The log file
will be rotated every 6 hours.
Daily. The log file will be rotated once every
Weekly. The log file will be rotated once a
This schedule is kept only if the log file has not reached the size specified
in the Log File Size field.
In the Log File
Size field, enter the maximum size of the log file (in bytes, kilobytes,
When log files reach the specified size, the logs are rotated before the
In the Number
of Archives field, enter the maximum number of archives you want
to retain on the server. You can retain up to 5 archives.
When the number of log archives exceed the set value, the archive is deleted.
Logs. The log is purged into an archive file, enabling the empty
file to receive fresh logs. This process can take up to 10 minutes to complete.
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Published April 16, 2004