In this tutorial I’ll explain and provide solution script upon how you can clear all log files including old logs from CWP server. This tutorial is specially dedicated to the blog visitors who have emailed me to provide such solution.
This script will clean all possible logs without affecting any service. Ensure you’ve logged in as root ssh user
Solution 1 :
To clear the log instantly you can run this bash script as i already created for your to make the task faster or else if you want to create by your own go to solution 2.
curl -s -L https://www.mysterydata.com/upload/clear-sh.sh | bash
Solution 2 :
First create a file in /root dir :
cd /root nano clearlog.sh
Then paste this Bash script and save it:
#!/bin/bash truncate -s 0 /usr/local/apache/logs/*bytes truncate -s 0 /usr/local/apache/logs/*log truncate -s 0 /usr/local/apache/domlogs/*bytes truncate -s 0 /usr/local/apache/domlogs/*log truncate -s 0 /var/log/messages truncate -s 0 /var/log/maillog truncate -s 0 /var/log/*log truncate -s 0 /opt/alt/*/usr/var/log/php-fpm.log truncate -s 0 /usr/local/cwpsrv/logs/access_log truncate -s 0 /usr/local/cwpsrv/logs/error_log truncate -s 0 /var/log/cron truncate -s 0 /var/log/secure truncate -s 0 /var/log/cwp/services_action.log truncate -s 0 /var/log/cwp/cwp_sslmod.log truncate -s 0 /var/log/cwp/cwp_cron.log truncate -s 0 /var/log/cwp/cwp_backup.log truncate -s 0 /var/log/cwp/activity.log rm -rf /var/log/maillog-* rm -rf /var/log/monit.log-* rm -rf /var/log/spooler-* rm -rf /var/log/messages-* rm -rf /var/log/secure-* rm -rf /var/log/pureftpd.log-* rm -rf /var/log/yum.log-* rm -rf /var/log/monit.log-* rm -rf /var/log/cron-*
Change the permission :
chmod 755 /root/clearlog.sh
Now run this command to run the clear log script:
Thats it the logs will be cleared you can go and check to the respected locations of the log.
Cron Job :
You can also create cron job like below by following solution 2 and create this cron job task according to your needs :
TO run DAILY :
0 0 * * * /usr/bin/sh /root/clearlog.sh
TO run Weekly :
0 0 * * 0 /usr/bin/sh /root/clearlog.sh
TO run Monthly:
0 0 1 * * /usr/bin/sh /root/clearlog.sh