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From Ethan Grant <>
Subject Re: AW: [users@httpd] rotatelogs.exe keeps one giant file [wd-vc]
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:50:03 GMT
Why is there no gravity?

Ethan Grant

On Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:10 PM, Wei-min Lee <> wrote:

What's the date/time stamp on the one error log? As Kurt said, and from what I read online,
files are only generated when there's output for that log. I think 2.4.10 has a -c option
to generate a file even if there's no output.
Your directory list shows that there are error logs with the date stamp, are those not the
result of rotatelogs?
~Sent from my HTC PN07120~
On Sep 25, 2014 2:24 AM, "Bremser, Kurt (AMOS Austria GmbH)" <>

>The behaviour of the ErrorLog is as designed. rotatelogs does not create a file when nothing
is logged during that given interval.
>Some ideas about the big file issue:
>- are you sure you have no additional ErrorLog or CustomLog directives?
>- maybe you have an additional apache instance with the old configuration running (unlikely,
>- are the big files current or leftovers from before (unlikely, but...)?
>Kurt Bremser
>AMOS Austria
>Newton was wrong. There is no gravity. The Earth sucks.
>Von: Jochen Wiedmann []
>Gesendet: Donnerstag, 25. September 2014 08:15
>Betreff: [users@httpd] rotatelogs.exe keeps one giant file [wd-vc]
>like with a lot of other people, our log files grew too big over time.
>So we decided to give rotatelogs a try (I am talking about Apache
>Httpd 2.2 on Windows Server 2003 R2, 64 Bit.) Here's the relevant
>excerpt from httpd.conf:
>$ grep rotatelogs httpd.conf
>ErrorLog "|C:/Prg/Apache2.2/bin/rotatelogs.exe -l -f
>C:/Prg/Apache2.2/logs/error.%Y.%m.%d.log 86400"
>    CustomLog "|C:/Prg/Apache2.2/bin/rotatelogs.exe -l -f
>C:/Prg/Apache2.2/logs/access.%Y.%m.%d.log 86400" common
>However, looking into the logs directory, I see the files listed
>below. Two things strike me as odd:
>a) There is a daily entry for the access.log. Good. But, what about
>the error.log?
>b)There's still a gian
>$ ls -CAl | awk '{print $1 " " $5 " " $9}'
>-rwxrwx---+ 182734 access.2014.09.15.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 203230 access.2014.09.16.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 201600 access.2014.09.17.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 205652 access.2014.09.18.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 201460 access.2014.09.19.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 201600 access.2014.09.20.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 201600 access.2014.09.21.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 205650 access.2014.09.22.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 201600 access.2014.09.23.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 204885 access.2014.09.24.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 69020 access.2014.09.25.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 3295014892 access.log
>-rwx------+ 776 error.2014.08.20.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 843 error.2014.09.02.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 843 error.2014.09.08.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 843 error.2014.09.15.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 758572 error.log
>-rwxrwx---+ 6
>-rwxrwx---+ 3375989937 ssl_request.log
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