SOURCES: logrotate.conf - do log rotation daily and keep 2 weeks.

Pawel Golaszewski blues at
Tue Dec 25 17:58:07 CET 2007

On Tue, 25 Dec 2007, Tomasz Pala wrote:
> > > > First of all - where's rationale for this change?
> > Few things:
> > - it's easier to compress 5MB file than 35MB. This is significant on 
> >   desktops, but on server systems could be too.
> It's not.

It is :P

> > - many services are producing a lot of logs and that was why glen has
> Which one?

Which one changed glen or which one produces a lot of logs? :)

i.e.: http servers. error log could be huge.

> > > > This was PLD default for a long time,
> > ...we should consider changing it :)
> OK - ordinary PLD system (means default configs) produces about 1 MB of 
> logs each day. Rotating them every day or week doesn't make any sense - 
> let's change it to rotate monthly for 12 months.

compressing so big file is not nice.
And ordinary system doesn't need logs that are one year old.

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