Free space in /opt/zimbra/logs while huge trace log is enabled

Free space in /opt/zimbra/logs while huge trace log is enabled

   KB 21751        Last updated on 2016-09-19  

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If you enable a deep trace_log, the /opt/zimbra/log partition could be filled quickly, turning into a huge problem for the performance of the system.


To deal with huge trace_log files eating up your /opt/zimbra partition, add the next into the Zimbra Crontab. As Zimbra user

crontab -e
# Cleanup stack trace 
33 10 * * * find /opt/zimbra/log/ -name \*.trace.log -mtime +2 -exec rm -f {} \; > /dev/null 2>&1 
# Cleanup access logs 
36 10 * * * find /opt/zimbra/log/ -name access_log.\* -mtime +2 -exec rm -f {} \; > /dev/null 2>&1

Do not forget to delete these lines if you turn on the regular log level again.

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 8.6, 8.5, 8.0 Date Created: 03/10/2015
Article ID: Date Modified: 2016-09-19

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Wiki/KB reviewed by Gayle B Jorge Jenny Last edit by Shanxt
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