Sunday, October 05, 2008

logs logs logs

Those of you who don't pour over the latest bug reports constantly may have missed that RedHat have fixed 208538 (see

"logrotate in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 did not support the maxage and dateext configuration parameters. Usage of these parameters has been backported and is now available to users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4."

basically logrotate-3.7.1-10 works as you'd expect from most other common non-stoneage linuxes and allows logs to be saved in .YYYYMMDD extensions, thus preventing huge renaming sessions nightly and forcing hard-link based backup systems (dirvish) to back up the whole log directory each night.

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