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Deleted /var/log/zimbra.log file

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:03 pm
by drdre
hi all..
I accidentally wiped out my whole /var/log folder..
how can i get my zimbra.log file that sits in that folder ?
I have tried restarting the zimbra service but the zimbra.log isnt recreated :(

Deleted /var/log/zimbra.log file

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:10 pm
by drdre
got a new zimbra.log file and all other services file.. sadly enough i lost all my old logs from that folder... lesson learn t thou.. PAY ATTENTION when using "rm -rf" command.

Deleted /var/log/zimbra.log file

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:19 am
by Arunmani Murugan
Dear mate,

Accidentally, I did the same mistake.. Pls guide me how to get the log file again zimbra.log

I am using same version of zimbra


Deleted /var/log/zimbra.log file

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:39 am
by chauvetp
Have you tried creating a blank zimbra.log file, making sure it is owned by the Zimbra user/group (chown zimbra:zimbra zimbra.log) and restarting Zimbra?

You may need to set the permissions (chmod 644 zimbra.log) on the file as well.

Deleted /var/log/zimbra.log file

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:23 pm
by Arunmani Murugan
Dear Chauvet,

Thanks for your reply, I did all mentioned steps...

created blank zimbra.log file owned by zimbra with permission 644 and restarted the services but no improvement in writing log.

There seems issue with and file with related process of zimbra.log and this thing happens on all time i create this blank file.

So to resolve this, after doing all these steps stopped the zimbra services and rebooted the server

Everything rebuilted and everything goes well.. No issues now.