On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 12:47:46PM -0700, ramesh thatha wrote:
due to some reasons I cannot store the various log
files in the hard disk... I don't need to store those
log files in permanent memory (i.e. in disk), i can
afford to loose after the system is switched off....
So i want to know how store these access log files and
error log files in some temporary storage area.... can
any one tell me how can i do it.........
If the log sizes are within limits, and you can afford to
spare some RAM, then you can make virtual RAM disks and mount
them on, say, /var/log (or wherever your like).
But if your system is up for too long, you might fill up this
virtual disk causing problems. So, you can consider the following
two to overcome this.
1] If you don't *care* about the logs, put them to /dev/null
2] If you do want the logs for some reason, make the logrotate+cron
programs clean up your logs every few minutes/hours.