Logrotate site configuration#

Logrotate configuration file is created/delete on site configuration, through invocation of the site-configure command.

Logrotate plugin can be enabled through site settings by defining a logrotate key, e.g.:

 logrotate: {}


See settings schema for further information about available configuration and their model.

The base logrotate configuration is installed site-wise from a template (which may be overridden).

PostgreSQL, pgbackrest and patroni have their own logrotate template.


Use double curly bracket to escape pglift formatting and generate a single curly bracket used by logrotate configuration format.

When using logrotate it’s avised to set log_filename to a format that does not depend on current date, e.g. postgresql.log, otherwise logrotate will treat logs files separately. It’s also recommended to disable the internal PosgtreSQL log rotation, this can be achieved by setting log_rotation_size and log_rotation_age to 0.

Running logrotate is not handled by pglift, you may include pglift logrotate directory given by pglift site-settings -o json | jq '.logrotate.configdir in your global logrotate configuration.