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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Managing Log Files

On-disk storage space is not the precious commodity it once was. Still, a system that runs a lot of chatty processes and logs every facility at a low severity level can consume a lot of space. The default installation parameters for Solaris 11 still configure the /var file system as a separate entity, so you can place whatever limits you want on the disk space you allow for log messages and other variable-size files: print spools, software install manifests, and so on.

With logging systems, disk space is only one issue. Managing the files themselves is another, one that is best served with an explicit plan. Separating records by selector is one possible strategy. It can be easier to manage logs if they are already sorted by ...

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