How to rotate log

log rotate odoo.log

Rotating logs in Odoo, as with any other system, is essential for maintaining the health, performance, and manageability of the system. Here are key reasons why log rotation is necessary for Odoo:

1. Prevent Disk Space Exhaustion

Logs can grow large quickly:

  • Odoo generates various logs, such as access logs, error logs, and transaction logs. Over time, these logs can grow significantly in size, potentially filling up the disk space.
  • If disk space is exhausted, it can lead to application crashes and system failures, affecting the availability and reliability of Odoo.

2. Maintain Performance

Improves system performance:

  • Large log files can slow down the system because reading from and writing to very large files is less efficient.
  • Rotating logs keeps the log files at a manageable size, which helps maintain optimal performance of the Odoo server.

3. Simplify Log Management and Analysis

Easier to manage and analyze logs:

  • Smaller, rotated logs are easier to manage and parse. Specific issues or patterns can be identified more quickly in smaller log files.
  • It helps in isolating log entries related to specific time periods, making it easier to troubleshoot issues and audit activities.

4. Enhance Security and Compliance

Meet regulatory requirements:

  • Many industries have compliance requirements for retaining log files for a certain period. Rotating logs helps in maintaining these logs in an organized manner.
  • Ensuring logs are archived and potentially moved to secure locations can prevent unauthorized access and tampering.

5. Prevent Data Loss

Avoid log file corruption:

  • Large log files are more prone to corruption. If a log file becomes corrupt, it can be difficult to recover valuable information.
  • Rotating logs reduces the risk of losing extensive log data due to file corruption.

6. Facilitate Backup and Restore Procedures

Easier backup and restoration:

  • Smaller, rotated log files are simpler to back up and restore compared to a single, large log file.
  • This ensures that important log data is preserved and can be accessed when needed without handling excessively large files.

Implementing Log Rotation in Odoo

we have shell script which will rotate log and create new file everyday based on your crontab configuration.

import os
import shutil
from datetime import datetime

​# Define the log file path and archive directory
log_file = "/home/dell/workspace/odoolog.log"
archive_dir = "/home/dell/workspace/logs/"

​# Ensure the archive directory exists
if not https://os.path.exists(archive_dir)/

​# Get the current time for timestamp
timestamp ="%Y%m%d_%H%M%S")
​# Define the new file name with timestamp
archived_log_file = https://os.path.join(archive_dir,/ f"file_{timestamp}.log")

​# Move the current log file to the archive directory
shutil.move(log_file, archived_log_file)

​# Create a new empty log file
with open(log_file, 'w') as new_log:

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