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Old 04-23-2014
Log rotation script

I have an application that rotate its log once it reaches 100mb and it keeps a total of 24 logs. I am trying to write a script to run daily to tar up the previous day logs files and move them to a different directory. here is a long listing of the logs in the directory:
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000150 Apr 19 10:46 log.24
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004207 Apr 19 14:21 log.23
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004463 Apr 19 18:22 log.22
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100003277 Apr 19 22:33 log.21
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000833 Apr 20 03:03 log.20
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002192 Apr 20 09:07 log.19
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004056 Apr 20 12:45 log.18
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000851 Apr 20 16:16 log.17
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001805 Apr 20 20:21 log.16
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100003432 Apr 21 00:50 log.15
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002232 Apr 21 06:23 log.14
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004079 Apr 21 10:38 log.13
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004782 Apr 21 14:13 log.12
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000374 Apr 21 17:50 log.11
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004002 Apr 21 21:29 log.10
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001480 Apr 22 02:15 log.09
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002608 Apr 22 07:12 log.08
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000332 Apr 22 11:24 log.07
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002060 Apr 22 15:12 log.06
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000087 Apr 22 18:45 log.05
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000197 Apr 22 22:41 log.04
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000436 Apr 23 03:26 log.03
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004005 Apr 23 08:54 log.02
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100003351 Apr 23 12:29 log.01
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     55085889 Apr 23 14:20 log

for example, if we run the script on the 23rd, it should tar up all the logs for the 22nd ( log.04-log.09) and move then to a different directory.

If I try to use the find command with the mtime option, I does not provide the all the logs for the previous day.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Last edited by e_mikey_2000; 04-23-2014 at 07:00 PM.. Reason: code tag
# 2  
Old 04-23-2014
Have you considered logrotate?
# 3  
Old 04-24-2014
I do not think Solaris has logrotate.
# 4  
Old 04-24-2014
Did you try -mtime 1?
nowdate=`date +%Y-%m-%d`
> $tarfile
find logdir/ -type f -mtime 1 -exec echo tar rf $tarfile {} +

Remove the echo if you think it's okay.

---------- Post updated at 05:18 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:55 PM ----------

If you want to immediately delete the tar'ed files you can do the following (must use the slower \;):
find logdir/ -type f -mtime 1 -exec echo tar rf $tarfile {} \; -exec echo rm -f {} \;

Last edited by MadeInGermany; 04-24-2014 at 07:19 PM.. Reason: tar cf replaced by tar rf
# 5  
Old 04-24-2014
Solaris uses logadm.

You can find some information on its usage here.

No need to reinvent the wheel. Smilie
# 6  
Old 04-25-2014
It seems that you code does not grab all the files for the previous day. here is an example of the log die with the time stamp:
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001759 Apr 23 16:04 log.16
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004819 Apr 23 19:21 log.15
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000059 Apr 23 22:48 log.14
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001107 Apr 24 02:11 log.13
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100000180 Apr 24 05:35 log.12
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002642 Apr 24 11:43 log.11
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001593 Apr 24 15:07 log.10
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002728 Apr 24 18:09 log.09
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100003788 Apr 24 21:24 log.08
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100003583 Apr 25 00:34 log.07
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002551 Apr 25 04:19 log.06
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004682 Apr 25 06:04 log.05
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001351 Apr 25 06:42 log.04
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100004036 Apr 25 07:05 log.03
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100001128 Apr 25 10:09 log.02
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     100002646 Apr 25 14:53 log.01
-rw-r--r--   1 user1     user1     37367279 Apr 25 15:59 log

I f I run your code, I only get the follwoing:
find log* -type f -mtime 1 -exec echo tar -rf $tarfile {} +
tar -rf log.10 log.11 log.12 log.13 log.14 log.15 log.16

The code should return all the files with the time stamp of the previous day which are log.8-log-13.

Does the time aone matter here. My server is in CDT time zone.

Your help is very much appreciated

---------- Post updated at 11:17 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:16 AM ----------

The application I use already rotate the logs files once they are reached 100 mb. I need to archive and tar up those logs files on a daily bases. The logadm is not useful in this case.
# 7  
Old 04-27-2014
Hmm yes, -mtime 1 is between 24 and 48 hours ago.
Run it at midnight! No problem if you intend to use cron.
The thread title is misleading. "rotation" should be "archiving".

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