Bug#759382: do not keep so much logs
Apache, at least in Wheezy, seems to be configured by default to keep 52
log files, rotated on a weekly basis, meaning that logs are kept for a
This is a long time to keep longs. It exposes our users unduly to
surveillance and privacy breaches.
It also means a lot of data to keep on disk for busy webservers. For any
moderately to high traffic webserver, this can actually fill up /var
pretty fast. For example, a server with an average of 12 hits per
... accumulates around 30MB *per day*. That means 11GB per year. I
suspect the default partitionning would not allocate enough space for
/var at all on most systems to cover for that.
I would suggest following the policies set for /var/log/syslog, which
are rotate daily and keey 7 days.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.6
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages apache2 depends on:
pn apache2-mpm-worker | apache2-mpm-prefork | apache2-mpm-event | apac <none>
pn apache2.2-common <none>
apache2 recommends no packages.
apache2 suggests no packages.