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FreeBSD: logrotate install and add file for log rotating

March 24, 2012

..continue from HOWTO: Install and Configure Postfix + DKIM in FreeBSD jail for LARGE SENDING

Assuming we are in plain freebsd jail without logrotate installed

1. Install logrotate

#cd /usr/ports/sysutils/logrotate/
#make install clean clean-depends

2. Make lograte of mail logs ( /var/log/maillog  => 100Mbytes ) , and add to crontab on every 2 hour

# cat /etc/logrotate.d/maillog ; crontab -l
/var/log/maillog {
size 100M
copytruncate
missingok
rotate 200
nocompress
notifempty
}
* */2 * * * /usr/local/sbin/logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.d/maillog

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