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Recommended size for syslog.log

Hey,

Could you guess-timate a good size for syslog.log on LMS 4.0.

I have 400 devices on my network.

My syslog.log file is over 1 gig. I have only had the server running for 6 months.

Not sure if 50 Megs is too small.

Is there some tool that could view my current syslog file as a text file & it would say that "X" megabytes of syslog data has been collected on the average day for the past 30 days.

Basically,, I'd like to trim syslog.log with LogRot,, but keep a 30 day fresh supply of syslog info.

I really think that syslog.log needs a haircut.

Please reply

-Tom Gilmore

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Really? 1GB for 400 devices over 6 months seems like nothing. IMO, 50MB per is too small, but it's mostly a subjective choice. In case someone ever forgets to turn off debug logging on a device, I've seen syslog grow at a +10GB every 30 mins pace, at which point all that keeping N-day of logs stuff went right out of the window, because the dedicated file system was limited in size. Since I keep hearing "storage is cheap", I suppose the best case is to give it plenty of storage for sudden growth bursts, and pick a log file size you'd be comfortable manipulating with, whether in the UI or on the CLI.

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