dragon2611

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I have log rotation enabled in WHM (cPanel 11.25.0-R46156 - WHM 11.25.0 - X 3.9) yet when I go to look at the archived logs the directory that the rotation settings screen suggest they should be in (/usr/local/cpanel/logs/archive/) or (/usr/local/apache/logs/archive/ in the case of apache) doesn't exist.

Has cpanel been "rotating" the logs into a non existent dir and thus losing them or are they likely to have ended up somewhere else. :confused:
 

garrettp

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What are the sizes of your various cPanel/Apache logs? The default setting for rotation to be triggered is 300MB, and given that cPanel and Apache main logs do not usually grow as quickly as their domlog counterparts, it's quite likely that they haven't reached this archive threshold yet.
 

dragon2611

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What are the sizes of your various cPanel/Apache logs? The default setting for rotation to be triggered is 300MB, and given that cPanel and Apache main logs do not usually grow as quickly as their domlog counterparts, it's quite likely that they haven't reached this archive threshold yet.
The perticullar one I was interested in was only 300kb and only had entries from this afternoon leading me to believe it had recently rotated out.

It seems one of the sites CMS had been hacked and someone had uploaded a script to attempt to DOS people with a UDP flood.
 

garrettp

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If you are concerned with domlogs, you may want to make sure you are retaining log data after stats generation. There are two settings that could be affecting the retention of your domlogs, both are in the Tweak Settings menu in the WHM:

Delete each domain's access logs after stats run
Keep log files at the end of the month (default is off as you can run out of disk space quickly)