Changing MongoDB log file size

This section provides information on how to control MongoDB log file size.

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This seems to be a limitation on MongoDB side , in that there are no parameters or settings to automatically control this.

You can do a couple of things to help keep it under control -

in etc/mongod.conf


logRotate: rename

and anytime the mongod service is restarted, it will create a new log file (and older ones can be deleted or archived)

You can also manually rotate log files in the mongo shell by giving the command

db.adminCommand( { logRotate : 1 } )

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