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Disable Apache2 Logs Entirely?

Posted October 10, 2019 296 views
Apache

Hi, I’m looking for a way to completely disable Apache2 from writing to /var/log/apache2. Every week my MongoDB instance stops working because the logs take up over 70 gigabytes of space in my Droplet. Although it’s a simple fix (stopping apache, deleting the logs via ftp, and restarting), it really bothers me that I have to go through this in the first place. In my conf files, I have my ErrorLog and CustomLog both set to /dev/null - but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

Can anyone help me with this ridiculous issue? If disabling logs entirely seems foolish, I’d at least like to know how to put a size limit on these despicable log files.

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Hi @GDColon,

If you wish to disable logs in Apache,you can just comment out the log lines in the Apache configuration file.

Another resolution would be enabling Log Rotation. You can read more about it here

Kind regards,
Kalin

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