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Solution for very large mod_security modsec_audit.log

webmastertrouble
An other annoyance of mod_security is the very large modsec_audit.log. In my case it was almost 3GB in size.
The solution for this is to use logrotate.

cd /etc/logrotate.d/
touch modsecurity
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/var/log/modsec_audit.log {
    daily
    rotate 1
    compress
    missingok
    notifempty
    sharedscripts
    postrotate
    /usr/sbin/apachectl graceful > /dev/null 2>/dev/null || true
endscript
}
# custom script by WebmasterTrouble for keeping modsec_audit.log from growing.




Don't want to wait until your server rotates the logs? Then force a log rotate now by executing the command below:
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logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf





Check your /var/log directory! :)

Your apachectl could be located somewhere else! So check the path with:
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whereis apachectl



Now the path is shown. Update this path in the above logrotate file.
 
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