Log Rotation

What is Log Rotation?

Log rotation is a method used to manage the size of log files on servers. When a log file reaches a specified limit, usually based on its size or number of records, the corresponding application will rename the file, create a new one with the original name, and continue logging events in the new file.

Why is Log Rotation important?

Log rotation is crucial because it prevents log files from consuming all available disk space, ensures the smooth operation of the system, and allows access to older log data. Without log rotation, logs can fill up the disk, leading to system failures or interruptions that can be frustrating for developers and users alike.

And, that’s why following best practices for Log rotation is very important for the teams. Here’s a link by Google support on the best practices.

Read more on Uptime, Log parsing, and Instrumentation.

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