[mythtv-users] Huge log files in mythbuntu

Mike Holden mythtv at mikeholden.org
Tue Dec 9 13:58:55 UTC 2008

Damian wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just noticed a drastically small amount of space left on my system
> drives (not video/recording storage drive) and wondered what was going
> on. Then found about 9 gig of log files. Is there any way I can control
> the size of these beasts? Each backend log was about 700mb and there
> were at least 9 of both frontend and backend logs.

logrotate is your friend. Maybe mythbuntu doesn't set up the myth log
files for this? I know the packaging for fedora does (atrpms).

Also, make sure you aren't logging more info than you really need. Minimal
logging is normally fine unless you are investigating an issue.
Mike Holden

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