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exim_mainlog not rotating

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by _jman, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. _jman

    _jman Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
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    WHM 11.34.0 (build 7), CentOS 5.8 on a Xen VPS with 1536 memory.

    Ran across this troubleshooting some emails that don't appear to be getting delivered.

    Have restarted exim but not the server.

    Noticed exim_mainlog to have grown very large (over a gig). Last rotation was four days ago.

    Tried to force a rotate with logrotate -f -d /etc/logrotate.conf

    However, it doesn't appear to have actually rotated any of the old logs.

    Here's a snip from logrotate...

    considering log /var/log/exim_mainlog
    log needs rotating
    rotating log /var/log/exim_mainlog, log->rotateCount is 4
    renaming /var/log/exim_mainlog.4.gz to /var/log/exim_mainlog.5.gz (rotatecount 4, logstart 1, i 4),
    renaming /var/log/exim_mainlog.3.gz to /var/log/exim_mainlog.4.gz (rotatecount 4, logstart 1, i 3),
    renaming /var/log/exim_mainlog.2.gz to /var/log/exim_mainlog.3.gz (rotatecount 4, logstart 1, i 2),
    renaming /var/log/exim_mainlog.1.gz to /var/log/exim_mainlog.2.gz (rotatecount 4, logstart 1, i 1),
    renaming /var/log/exim_mainlog.0.gz to /var/log/exim_mainlog.1.gz (rotatecount 4, logstart 1, i 0),
    renaming /var/log/exim_mainlog to /var/log/exim_mainlog.1
    creating new log mode = 0640 uid = 47 gid = 12
    running postrotate script
    running script with arg /var/log/exim_mainlog: "
    /usr/bin/killall -HUP exim
    compressing log with: /bin/gzip
    removing old log /var/log/exim_mainlog.5.gz

    Even after running logrotate twice with the force flag, exim_mainlog is still over a gig, and the gzipped .1 to .4 logs haven't changed in size or date. An ls of /usr/sbin/logrotate shows it to be from May of 2011; /etc/logrotate.conf has the same date.

    Any idea what could be causing this?
  2. arunsv84

    arunsv84 Well-Known Member

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