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Hi All,

I am facing issues with logrotate which is not working after some troubleshooting i am able to run the logrotate but some are working and many are not please help what could be the issue...
 

we tried to run llogrotate forecly logrotate -d -f /etc/logrotate.conf , however no rotation happened
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by:woolmilkporc
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Please post /etc/logrotate.conf as well as the included files from /etc/logrotate.d (if any).

Has anything changed? Configuration? OS upgrade? logrotate upgrade?
Target dir(s) for rotated files full/defect (if any)?

What exactly were the "issues" you mentioned anyway?
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by:apunkabollywood
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/var is getting to be full
logrotate seems to be not working correctly

cat /etc/logrotate.conf
# see "man logrotate" for details
# rotate log files weekly
weekly
# keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
rotate 4
# create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
create



include /etc/logrotate.d
# no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
/var/log/wtmp {
monthly
minsize 1M
create 0664 root utmp
rotate 1
}
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woolmilkporc earned 1500 total points
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What do you mean with "/var is getting to be full"?

Is it full/nearly full/a bit full?

You're rotating the wtmp file as soon as it would reach a size of 1 M, but not more frequéntly than once a month. So it might be that wtmp becomes too big during that month to fit into /var.

I can't see any further reason why logrotate should fail.

Did you post the complete logrotate configuration or just a sample?

Try running logrotate with the "-v" flag to get more verbose output.

Or try the "-d" flag for debugging. Use of this flag will inhibit the actual rotation.
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by:apunkabollywood
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It works some typo errors
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