Logrotate not removing old files

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Old 07-15-2011
Logrotate not removing old files

Hi Guys,

Need some help with the logrotate for one of our servers. I had setup a logrotation so that all files that go under old/ folder should be removed after one week. The log files are rotated daily from the main folder to old/ folder. (everything on one server)

Below is the sample I am providing though it seems even after more than 7 days, older log files which get compresses aren't getting removed.

Sample -

/logs/test/sample/old/* {

rotate 1


I haven't given the daily rotation though that seems to be working fine. Do let me know if you need more information and thanks once gain for the fantastic support.

Last edited by pludi; 07-15-2011 at 06:00 AM..
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