Log rotation is a crucial process in Linux systems to manage log files efficiently. As applications and services generate log data over time, log files can grow significantly, consuming disk space and potentially leading to performance issues. Log rotation allows for the periodic compression, archival, and removal of old log files, ensuring the system maintains a manageable log history.
In Linux, log rotation is typically handled by a log rotation tool called
logrotate. The configuration file for
logrotate is located at
/etc/logrotate.conf, and it includes references to individual log rotation configurations in the
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to configure log rotation in Linux: