How-to: Include Additional Files in logrotate Configuration

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How To: Include Additional Files In logrotate Configuration

Step 1

Identify the file you need to include. This might be /var/log/additional.log.

Step 2

Create a file named “additional” in the configuration directory of logrotate (/etc/logrotate.d) with the following content:

/var/log/additional.log {
  rotate 12
  monthly
  compress
  missingok
  notifempty
}

This will rotate the file monthly, compress the rotated archives and keep them for 12 months.
Further details how to configure a different way of rotation see man page of logrotate.


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