Problem with nginx-0.7.67 logs

brianmercer nginx-forum at
Tue Jul 6 16:28:13 MSD 2010

Xin Liu Wrote:
> Hi all,
> My server is Debian. And I installed nginx
> (0.7.67-1) to host my webpage.
> The problem is that, everyday on 06:25PM (New York
> time), nginx will
> generate a new log file and rename the old log
> file nginx.log.1.
> I've checked server, there is no schedule job. And
> nobody restart nginx or
> force nginx to generate a new log.
> Anyone can help?

That does sound like the default behavior of Debian for cron and
logrotate.  Check /etc/crontab for the 6:25AM entry:

25 6    * * *   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts
--report /etc/cron.daily )

and check for /etc/cron.daily/logrotate and /etc/logrotate.d/nginx.

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