error.log in Nginx being written as error.log.1

Hi, what should I do to avoid error.log being written as error.log.1 ? I tried changing the owner/group to www-data and changing the permissions to 774 but today I noticed that the problem hasn’t been fixed.

Today the access.log.1 and error.log.1 are both -rw-r----- and the owner is www-data and the group is adm

while access.log and error.log are both -rw-r–r-- and the owner is www-data and the group is also www-data.

Using LEMP on ubuntu 14.04. I appreciate any help.

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Hey there,

The access.log and error.log files are the live/active files. The files with a .1, .2, etc after it are the older log entries being rolled off. This tutorial touches on the logrotate configuration.

Hope this helps!

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean