Delete Elasticsearch logs

Hi guys,

I would like to delete elasticsearch logs placed in /var/log/elasticsearch older then 7 days.
I can not find any parameter in from ELastic official site.
Do you have any idea about it or should I use logrotator of linux.


Hi @hzarrabi - I have not tried this but I believe you should be able to able to configure a Delete action that uses a IfLastModified condition.

Hi @ropc,

Thank you so much. The solution you give, is it applicable to the latest 7.x versions ?

The link IfLastModified condition, shows the following lines which relate to DELETING the log files. But, I don't see them in the file of recent version 7.x.

appender.rolling.strategy.action.condition.type = IfFileName
appender.rolling.strategy.action.condition.glob = mylog-*.log
appender.rolling.strategy.action.PathConditions.type = IfAny
appender.rolling.strategy.action.PathConditions.nestedConditions.type = IfLastModified
appender.rolling.strategy.action.PathConditions.nestedConditions.age = 90D

Best Regards

Hi @hzarrabi - yes it is applicable to version 7.x. You will need to amend the configuration file accordingly.

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