Apache error file size exceeded

Apache seems to crash with this error : [notice] child pid x exit signal File size limit exceeded (25).


This usually means that a log file has grown too large for the system (generally 2Gb).

A quick fix will be to run the following commands as root via SSH.

/scripts/biglogcheck -v 

If you have extremely large/active sites that reach this limit quickly, you might consider disabling logging for that site alltogether. You lose the webstats for it but you gain a decent speed increase and you don’t have to worry about it dropping apache.