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[Unbound-users] Log rotation for unbound

Russell Sutherland
Thu Apr 19 21:47:36 CEST 2012

Is there a FAQ which indicates how one performs log rotation using unbound?

I am using version 1.4.16 under RHEL:

# /usr/local/sbin/unbound-control status
version: 1.4.16
verbosity: 3
threads: 1
modules: 2 [ validator iterator ]
uptime: 85731 seconds
unbound (pid 2463) is running...

At the present time I am logging directly to a file:

logfile: unbound.log

With syslog turned off:

use-syslog: no

I am not sure what effect the command:

/usr/local/sbin/unbound-control  log_reopen


I would like to run a cron job, perhaps once per hour to rotate logs, compress files etc.

Thanks in advance.

Russell Sutherand  I+TS
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