[Samba] Log rotation issue

Achim Gottinger achim at ag-web.biz
Fri Dec 1 10:56:21 UTC 2017

Am 01.12.2017 um 11:36 schrieb Anantha Raghava via samba:
> Hi,
> Continuing on the same subject, the VARIABLE SUBSTITUTIONS are not 
> working. for example, I want to have the date & time attached to the 
> samba log file. Hence I modified the smb.conf
> log file = /var/log/samba/samba.%T.log
> The file with name "samba.%T.log" gets created in /var/log/samba 
> folder and %T will not get substituted with current date & time.
> I request for your guidance to correct this part. Also the samba 
> continues to write into .old file as well and not finding any means to 
> correct it.
> Many thanks for your guidance in advance.
I'll give it another try.

See here about your logfile issue 
https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12935. As I laready wrote, 
using copytruncate for logrotate fixed that issue for me. I also assume 
your system does not use systemd.
I do not use variables so someone else may jump in here.


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