Using logrotate to manage Magento logs

Logrotate is a powerful utility built into Linux as standard and can make light work of rotating Magento logs to keep them small, it is also extremely easy to implement.

Simple create a file in /etc/logrotate.d/magento-example.com with the following content (replacing example and example.com as necessary),

/microcloud/domains/example/domains/example.com/www/var/log/*.log {
  daily
  rotate 7
  missingok
  compress
  copytruncate
  notifempty
  create 660 www-data www-data
}

The file defines a few settings,

Setting Use
/microcloud/domains/example/domains/example.com/www/var/log/*.log Path to the log files
daily Rotation frequency (daily|weekly|monthly|yearly)
rotate 7 How many rotations should be kept