Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

GDPR - logrotation - to reduce amount of IP data

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lorio, May 22, 2018.

Tags:
  1. lorio

    lorio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    168
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    cPanel, CentOS and plugins like CSF generate a lot of logfiles.
    E.g. The cPanel Log Files - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    To comply more easily with GDPR it would be good, to be in control of all these logs and apply a certain timeframe on it (e.g 3 days or 7 days) before pruning the logfiles. A way to remove parts of the IP-Address (last two octets) would be nice too, when it comes to statistical logs around httpd.

    Currently cPanel is offering time frames for things like "Update analysis retention interval"
    BTW: The Server Usage Analysis Data Collection Policy (2013)
    Privacy Policy | cPanel, Inc. needs an update.
    E.g.
    On new installations you can see, that Server Usage data is opt-out too.

    A improvement of the logration center for timeframes would be a good start.
    A way to add logfiles manually and import/export a list would be another step.

    Thanks for reading.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. cPanelLauren

    cPanelLauren Forums Analyst II
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2017
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Houston
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    Hello,


    You can choose which cpanel logs you want included into cPanel's log rotation here: WHM>>Service Configuration>>cPanel Log Rotation Configuration

    For non cPanel logs you have control over when/how often those are rotated by using the logrotate service. The following 3rd party articles go over configuring logrotated:
    Setting Up Logrotate on RedHat Linux - LinuxConfig.org
    RHEL/CentOS 7 : Configuring Logrotate

    Also thanks for the information on our site, I've notified the proper channels that it should be updated
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. lorio

    lorio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    168
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Thanks for response. I'm aware of the cPanel Log Rotation Configuration.
    I would like to see more features there, to e.g. limit not only by size.
    In other words: expose more functions of logrotate to the WHM GUI.
    Let's see what impact GDPR will have on the control panel space.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. cPanelLauren

    cPanelLauren Forums Analyst II
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2017
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Houston
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    Hi @lorio

    For improvements to that feature I would suggest a feature request, especially in light of the changes necessary for GDPR making these functions easier/more controllable may be a good idea. You can open one using the link in my signature. If you do open it please update this thread with the link to it so others can vote on it.

    Thanks!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...
Similar Threads - GDPR logrotation reduce
  1. tudorh
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    220
  2. nickwuk
    Replies:
    24
    Views:
    2,426
  3. fullfatdesigns
    Replies:
    14
    Views:
    1,171

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice