Tag Archives: Debian

Debian: logrotate won’t rotate logs with an “unknown group ‘syslog'” error

9 October 2019
 

 We have an AWS EC2 with Debian and logrotate. One day its root partition was exhausted and when I started investigating it – found, that we have a bunch of files like /var/log/syslog.N.gz. At the same time by default logrotate creates a config file to rotate syslog log files: Thus, we must have only files… Read More »

Debian: unattended-upgrades – automatic upgrades installation with email notifications via AWS SES

23 May 2019
 

 A unattended-upgrades package performs automated upgrades installation on Debian/Ubuntu systems. It’s a Python script (1500 lines) located at /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade (and /usr/bin/unattended-upgrades is a symlink to the /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade). CentsOS/RHEL analog – yum-cron. Install it: The main config file is /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades where upgrade types, email settings etc can be configured. Upgrades related schedules are done in the… Read More »