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Old 08-18-2009
Bug Compressing of log files

Hello All

My first post in the forum. Smilie
I've this huge log files of size 20GB-30 GB in my unix server. I want to analyse the log file for some error messages. But because of the enormity of the size of these files i'm not able to grep/search the pattern in the file [ It's taking too much time]. Also, tried to gzip the file and copy it to local machine but again it's becoming tedious.
So any expert advice on how can i go about approaching this issue. Your help is highly appreciated
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Old 08-18-2009
hmmmmm this problem is faced by all of us..
you can try splitting the file into smaller size and then do greping or whatever..
but again becarefull with CPU utilization while performing some action on those files..
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