AndyReed

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I won't delete these log files, if I were you. If you insist, you can empty them by issuing this command at the prompt: cp /dev/null log_file
 

chirpy

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Chris,

Which logs are you referring to? If you mean the domlogs, then you can save space at the risk of tracing issues in those log files, by checking WHM > Tweak Settings > Delete each domain's access logs after stats run. That way they'll be cleared down once your stats apps have finished processing them. It does mean, though that if you have a compromise through the web server it makes it much more difficult to track down as the logs may well have been purged.
 

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chirpy said:
Chris,

Which logs are you referring to? If you mean the domlogs, then you can save space at the risk of tracing issues in those log files, by checking WHM > Tweak Settings > Delete each domain's access logs after stats run. That way they'll be cleared down once your stats apps have finished processing them. It does mean, though that if you have a compromise through the web server it makes it much more difficult to track down as the logs may well have been purged.
I know about the domlogs and yes, the system does purge them every month.

What I'm referring to are the www logs that are copied when the backups run. It seems to take a long time. Are the www logs the same as the domlogs?
 

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Well, there are the site specific logs in /usr/local/apache/domlogs and there are the server-wide logs in /usr/local/apache/logs. I was referring to the ones in domlogs, if you're referring to the ones in logs which are not domain specific, then you should add them correctly into logrotate - you can search the forums on how to do that.
 

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/usr/local/apache/domlogs are "site specific" logs;
/usr/local/apache/logs are "Apache specific" logs;
/var/log/* are the server-wide logs.
 

Stanleytiew

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what will happen if I delete all log files in:

/usr/local/apache/domlogs
/usr/local/apache/logs
/var/log/

my /var is 86% full and wonder if I delete all the files it will effect the server operation. Anybody kindly assist.
 

aby

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Stanleytiew said:
what you mean by empty the file, how to do it?
Here is a sample script which can do the job


cd /usr/local/apache/domlogs/
for x in `ls`;
do
echo "" > $x;
done;
 

Stanleytiew

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Thank you, I'm able to empty the files in log folder, just to check out what is the files inside /var/log/audit.d the file inside this folder take out big space, can I remove this files

files look like this:

save.1
save.10
save.100
save.101
....
 

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Stanleytiew

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Thank you very much, I discover that /var/log/audit.d taken so much of the space. I solved my problem.