It isn't always necessary to use the native customer logging feature of Magento if you are already using more powerful third party analytics. The majority of stores can actually benefit from entirely disabling this feature, yielding more consistent MySQL performance and disk utilisation.
Disable customer logging
We recommend using
Yireo_DisableLog to disable the functionality. It is extremely straightforward to install with the native MageStack module installer,
Eg. To install on
cd /microcloud/domains/example/domains/example.com/www /microcloud/scripts_ro/module_install.sh Yireo_DisableLog
The installer will automatically refresh the configuration cache using MageRun.
Rotating customer logs
If you do not want to disable logging completely, but merely want to rotate it on a more regular basis, then using the Magento built-in feature for clean-up is best.
There are two elements required for this to function,
- Magento cron must be running
- Log cleaning must be enabled
To enable the Magento cron, following the instructions here.
Enable log cleaning
Log into your Magento admin as normal, then go to,
System > Configuration > Advanced > System
Then configure the settings as follows,