I run on UNIX (Sun Solaris 8/9), but Apache only comes down with the box while doing patches.  To rotate log files, we use cronolog (cronolog.org), which auto-magically switches to new logs files on a configurable basis (we use daily).

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cc:         (bcc: Dan Mitton/YD/RWDOE)
Subject:        Re: [users@httpd] RESTARTING APACHE

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Bashiro wrote:

>I want to restart Apache for the same reason why people want to
>restart any other program.
>For freeing memory ? for dumping memory ? for dumping log file?
>for releasing overload, for stability (in order to release hanging files) etc
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Considering that Apache runs for extended periods on linux and other
similar OS platforms without need for periodic restarts, I can't
imagine that it would need it on Windows either. In fact, I ran an
instance of an older Apache version (I don't recall which one) on a
Windows 2000 machine for months at a time and never had a problem
with it. The only times that Apache installation was ever restarted
were when the machine was rebooted after software updates or installs.

If Apache had any major memory leaks or other problems that caused a
need to be restarted, I can assure you it would not be used as a
production server by a large part of the ISP industry.


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