Rotating Samba logs

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Tue Nov 28 23:13:04 GMT 2000


On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:47:17 +0100, Werner Maes wrote:

>I have some problems regarding rotating the log files in 

You wouldn't have if you knew about "max log size" in smb.conf. :-)

>I use RH 6.2.
>The default entry is /etc/logrotate.d/samba:
>/var/log/samba/log.* {
>   rotate 5
>   weekly
>   notifempty
>   missingok
>   postrotate
>       /usr/bin/killall -HUP nmbd
>   endscript
>If I would like to change the "rotate" entry from 5 to 1, I always 
>get an error:
>error: samba:2 bad rotation count'1 '

Well, apart from the fact that /etc/logrotate.d/samba has nothing to 
do with samba (it is clearly a configuration file for some third party 
log file rotation utility) you should be aware of the fact that there 
is nothing like log file rotation with just one file. Why don't you 
just try "rotate 2"?


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