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# Verify that logrotate is installed
logrotate --version
#  Check Loglocations, that have to be rotated
ls /var/log/remotelogs/
# Create a new Logrotate-Configuration File
sudo nano /etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog-remote
/var/log/remotelogs/**/*.log {
        rotate 1
  • /var/log/remotelogs/**/: these two stars will match zero or more (sub-) directories
  • /*.log: all files, that ends with ".log", will be processed
  • daily: daily rotation. This overrides the weekly default
  • missingok: don’t write an error message if the log file is missing
  • rotate 1: keep one old log files. This overrides the rotate 4 default
  • compress: compress the rotated files. this uses gzip by default and results in files ending in .gz
  • create: this creates a new empty log file after rotation
# Run Default Logrotate-Config in Debug Mode
sudo logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf --debug


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