[mythtv-users] Huge log files in mythbuntu

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Tue Dec 9 14:20:15 UTC 2008

Mike Holden schreef op 9-12-2008 14:58:
> 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.

Indeed, logs here are between 40K and 250K on a daily rotation basis and 
8 for the backend and 8 frontend.
Maybe you should be looking into why these logs are that big, there 
might be an issue that needs attention, after all that's where logs are for.


Jos Hoekstra

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