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LostBoY
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Log Rotation for R80.10 Mgmt Server

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Hi,

 

Where can i check the current retention period for logs in SmartConsole and will how can i modify it if required ?

 

 Thanks.

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Dror_Aharony
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I assume you're referring to the general log/index retention period, not to a single log-file switch, which doesn't actually affect anything on R80.10 & above, as it only impacts the old 'Non-Index' I/S.

Both are on the SmartConsole > Open the Management Server Object > Logs > Storage.

It depends on 2 factors:

1. Daily Log/Indexed-logs retention via: 'Delete index files older than...'

(on R80.40 you can keep/delete both logs & indexed-logs in a more comfortable manner - recommended).

2. Disk-Space ('emergency') threshold for Logs/Indexed-logs retention, which depends on your actual disk-space in Logs partition (/var/log/), via: 'Delete files once threshold is below 'X' available space (default: 5GB==5000Mb).

 

Example: You have 10GB of Logs & 10GB of Indexed Logs per day. (~700 logs/sec)

Your total logs partition is 1000GB, so you can save around 1000/20 = 50 days of max logs/Indexed-logs, unless configured as less via daily retention.

 

Hope that's clear.

 

 

 

 

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Dror_Aharony
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Employee

I assume you're referring to the general log/index retention period, not to a single log-file switch, which doesn't actually affect anything on R80.10 & above, as it only impacts the old 'Non-Index' I/S.

Both are on the SmartConsole > Open the Management Server Object > Logs > Storage.

It depends on 2 factors:

1. Daily Log/Indexed-logs retention via: 'Delete index files older than...'

(on R80.40 you can keep/delete both logs & indexed-logs in a more comfortable manner - recommended).

2. Disk-Space ('emergency') threshold for Logs/Indexed-logs retention, which depends on your actual disk-space in Logs partition (/var/log/), via: 'Delete files once threshold is below 'X' available space (default: 5GB==5000Mb).

 

Example: You have 10GB of Logs & 10GB of Indexed Logs per day. (~700 logs/sec)

Your total logs partition is 1000GB, so you can save around 1000/20 = 50 days of max logs/Indexed-logs, unless configured as less via daily retention.

 

Hope that's clear.

 

 

 

 

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LostBoY
Advisor
Thank you for this detailed info.. i checked my settings and it is 5GB default there for Option no. 2
However, the index file box is unchecked.. so how does retention for index file works in this case ..Also, how can i check how much logs are being generated in the enviroment.

Thanks
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Dror_Aharony
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Unchecked = No daily retention for index-files, therefore only min threshold of disk-space is applied.

cpstat mg -f log_server (gives a good estimate of current logs/sec & last 10 mins/hour avg)

Log Receive Rate: X (X = logs/sec received)

Log Receive Rate Last Hour: Y (Y= logs/hour received, so use that to calculate the no. of logs)

 

logs/indexed-logs size calculation - rough estimation/rule of thumb

1 log = roughly 180 Bytes -> 1,000 logs/sec for 24 hours for a full day ~= 14.5GB of log-files & same 14.5GB of Indexed-logs == 29GB daily log & index size.

 

 

LostBoY
Advisor
Ok..so mine is 21 per hour.. which comes out to be quite less in a single day..
If i enable the Unchecked option and put say 30 days before overwrite..does it mean it will overwrite the logs either at 30 days or when 5GB if filled.. which ever comes earlier
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Dror_Aharony
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Exactly, whichever comes 1st.

but 30 days of keep/delete index files only (on R80.10). Log-files will remain till disk threshold.

on R80.40, We have added a daily keep maintenance for log-files as well.

 

 

 

 

Tal_Paz-Fridman
Employee
Employee

Hi

Edit the Security Management Server object > Logs topic > Storage (Disk Space Management) and Additional Settings (Advanced Settings)

LostBoY
Advisor
Thanks..got it
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