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# 1  
Old 08-27-2009
/var/adm/messages file rotation

I have a solaris 10 machine, lately I had a drive error issue so the dmesg command would show a screen full, now that the drive issue is resolved I want to have a fresh start for my #dmesg command output.

The root cron looks like this
Quote:
root@myserver /var/spool/cron/crontabs $ more root
#ident "@(#)root 1.21 04/03/23 SMI"
#
# The root crontab should be used to perform accounting data collection.
#
#
10 3 * * * /usr/sbin/logadm
15 3 * * 0 /usr/lib/fs/nfs/nfsfind
30 3 * * * [ -x /usr/lib/gss/gsscred_clean ] && /usr/lib/gss/gsscred_clean
The /etc/logadm.conf file has this entry
Quote:
/var/adm/messages -C 4 -P 'Sun Aug 23 01:10:00 2009' -a 'kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslog.pid`'
If I manually run /usr/sbin/logadm this wont rotate the log file.
What am I missing?
Please advise.
Thanks
# 2  
Old 08-27-2009
the server is turned on at 3 am?

ps: I use this
Code:
/var/adm/messages -p 1w -z 2 -C 4 -a 'kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslog.pid`'


Last edited by gxmsgx; 08-27-2009 at 12:06 PM..
# 3  
Old 08-28-2009
You didnt specify any criteria which should cause rotation.

Check out the -p (rotating after a specific period) or the -s (rotating based on a specific size) options.

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