In this section, you will find advanced tips related to the troubleshooting of tasks. They are a must for most Ubuntu Server administrators.
The best starting point for troubleshooting a problem is reading the related service log. Logs are not saved infinitely; they are kept on the system and they follow a specific policy. After a span of time, the oldest logs are dropped. Thus, we keep only some of the latest log files. This is called log rotation; it is done on Ubuntu Server on two levels. The generic policy is configured in the
/etc/logrotate.conf file, and a specific policy is configured for some services in a specific file under the
This specific file, ...