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

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 4.0
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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