[ATrpms-users] log-rotate facility for mythtv

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sun Mar 25 22:05:29 CEST 2007

On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 04:39:36PM -0300, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> On 3/25/07, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> >
> >On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 01:31:20PM -0400, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky wrote:
> >> Just noticed that the /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log just continues
> >> growing forever (so does /var/log/mythtfilldatabase but it seems to
> >> collect much less information). Even worse, since mythbackend.log is
> >> 'hidden' in the subdirectory /var/log/mythtv, casual users may not
> >> notice how big the log file is getting...
> >>
> >> Would it be reasonable to add a logrotate facility for the mythtv
> >> rpms?
> >
> >The rpms already have this for mythbackend.log since about mid-2003 (?).
> The log size has to reach 10M for anything to be done.
> Mine is running since October and it is just a little bit over 1M now.
> Maybe a smaller size would be better? 512 K?

Perhaps, but OTOH 10MB isn't much. It's for a system that uses up to
3-10 Mbit/sec for recording, e.g. 10MB are 10-30 seconds. :)

But yours should be running since october, logrotate should be
rotating it weekly irrespective of the size.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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