[Dovecot] how to limit size of dovecot.log

Duane Hill duane at duanemail.org
Fri Apr 29 03:51:10 EEST 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 7:31:46 PM, Aaron wrote:

> I've done some searching and maybe I'm missing something... I have a 
> remote dovecot and postfix server running on debian 5. I then have a 
> local fetchmail server that retrieves email from the dovecot server via
> pop3s every 5 minutes.

> The problem is that the /var/log/dovecot.log file has grown to be over
> 1.1GiB over a period of less than 1 year.

> Is there a way to limit the size of the dovecot.log file, or do I have
> to run a monthly cron job or something to take care of it for me?

You should be able to set up log rotation within your systems log

By default, Dovecot should log to syslog using the mail facility which
should be getting rotated already.



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