Re: rotatate logs - Apache has anyone got this to rotate at a specific time?

From: Mark Weaver <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:30:32 +0100
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On 16/10/2009 4:26 PM, kathy duret wrote:
> I am using the rotatelog function for my Apache logs.
> ErrorLog "|/u01/Apache/Apache/bin/rotatelogs
> /u01/app/oracle/product/sso10g/Apache/Apache/logs/error_log.%Y%m%d 86400"
> While this does rotate the logs every 24 hours with a datetime, I
> specifically need to have it run at midnight.
> Yes, I have an SR open and yet I posted to Apache forums.
> There is a transferlog function but I haven't been able to get this to work
> I thought if I could manually force a rotate, then I could just cron
> this to go at midnight.

Which version of apache is it?

states that "if the rotation time is 86400, the log file will be rotated every night at midnight", although:

does not. It should be easy enough to grab/use the rotatelogs from a newer version of apache though.

You also need to consider when midnight is -- it has options for making it run in localtime or at specific UTC offsets, but by default it runs in UTC.

Received on Fri Oct 16 2009 - 16:30:32 CDT

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