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System Log File /var/log/messages Is Getting Deleted or Trimmed Automatically (Doc ID 869053.1)

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The system log /var/log/messages is getting trimmed or deleted automatically, and the old log will not be rotated to messages.1, messages.2, or so.

Cause

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