How To Reduce Log File Disk Usage With ISPConfig Or LAMP
Slowly I was seeing my disk usage increasing, I knew it was log files that were getting bigger and bigger. I found out that Apache log files were the worst, there was around 1GB of space used in 3 months.
So I decided to make a bash script that would compress Apache log file every month.
I run ISPConfig, the script can be modified to your needs :
#!/bin/bash MONTH="$((`date +%m`-1))" YEAR=$(date +"%Y") cd /var/www/ for f in $(ls /var/www | grep web); do cd /var/www/$f/log if [ -a $YEAR ]; then cd $YEAR if [ -a 0$MONTH ]; then tar -zcvf 0$MONTH.tar.gz 0$MONTH rm -rf /var/www/$f/log/$YEAR/0$MONTH fi fi done
Then you run this script in your crontab the first day of each month:
05 03 1 * * sh /root/logclean.sh