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Version: 3.0.0-beta

log-rotate

Description#

The log-rotate Plugin is used to keep rotating access and error log files in the log directory at regular intervals.

You can configure how often the logs are rotated and how many logs to keep. When the number of logs exceeds, older logs are automatically deleted.

Attributes#

NameTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
intervalintegerTrue60 * 60Time in seconds specifying how often to rotate the logs.
max_keptintegerTrue24 * 7Maximum number of historical logs to keep. If this number is exceeded, older logs are deleted.
max_sizeintegerFalse-1Max size(Bytes) of log files to be rotated, size check would be skipped with a value less than 0 or time is up specified by interval.
enable_compressionbooleanFalsefalseWhen set to true, compresses the log file (gzip). Requires tar to be installed.

Enabling the Plugin#

To enable the Plugin, add it in your configuration file (conf/config.yaml):

conf/config.yaml
plugins:
- log-rotate

plugin_attr:
log-rotate:
interval: 3600 # rotate interval (unit: second)
max_kept: 168 # max number of log files will be kept
max_size: -1 # max size of log files will be kept
enable_compression: false # enable log file compression(gzip) or not, default false

Example usage#

Once you enable the Plugin as shown above, the logs will be stored and rotated based on your configuration.

In the example below the interval is set to 10 and max_kept is set to 10. This will create logs as shown:

ll logs
total 44K
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:32 2020-03-20_20-32-40_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:32 2020-03-20_20-32-40_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:32 2020-03-20_20-32-50_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.8K Mar 20 20:32 2020-03-20_20-32-50_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:32 2020-03-20_20-33-00_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-00_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-10_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-10_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-20_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-20_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-30_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-30_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-40_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.8K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-40_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-50_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-50_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-34-00_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:34 2020-03-20_20-34-00_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:34 2020-03-20_20-34-10_access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 2.4K Mar 20 20:34 2020-03-20_20-34-10_error.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:34 access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 21:31 error.log

If you have enabled compression, the logs will be as shown below:

total 10.5K
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-50_access.log.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-33-50_error.log.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 20:33 2020-03-20_20-34-00_access.log.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 20:34 2020-03-20_20-34-00_error.log.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 20:34 2020-03-20_20-34-10_access.log.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 20:34 2020-03-20_20-34-10_error.log.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 0 Mar 20 20:34 access.log
-rw-r--r--. 1 resty resty 1.5K Mar 20 21:31 error.log

Disable plugin#

To remove the log-rotate Plugin, you can remove it from your configuration file (conf/config.yaml):

conf/config.yaml
plugins:
# - log-rotate