logrotate maxsize


logrotate maxsize <MAX-SIZE>

no logrotate maxsize


Specifies the maximum allowed log file size.

The no form of this command resets the size of the log file to the default (100 MB).

Command context




Specifies the allowed size the log file can reach before it is compressed and stored locally or transferred to a remote host. The size is a value in the range of 10- 200 MB, and it cannot exceed 32 MB for transferred files.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


A log file that exceeds either the configured <MAX-SIZE> value or the logrotate period , triggers rotation for that log file. Log rotation occurs during the next hourly maintenance cycle.

Logs are stored locally (event logs in the /var/log/event.log file, and authentication logs in the /var/log/auth.log file) or transferred to the configured remote destination target using TFTP.


switch(config)# logrotate maxsize 32
switch(config)# no logrotate maxsize