Quickly and simply add a rotating log file in the Lumen framework.
Logs are useful when you want to track usage or troubleshoot an application. As more information gets logged, however, log files use more disk space. Over time a log file can grow to unwieldy size. Running out of disk space because of a large log file is a problem, but a large log file can also slow down the process of resizing or backing up your virtual server. Additionally, it’s hard to look for a particular event if you have a million log entries to skim through. So it’s a good idea to keep log files down to a manageable size, and to prune them when they get too old to be of much use.
To add the log rotation functionality we will use a custom service provider to configure the log instance and specify the number of log files we should be keeping.
N.B. this method only manages the number of log files being retained, and doesn’t take in to account the file size. The other option is to use a utility tool like logrotate to do the log rotation for you, that way you could have it mail, compress or remove the file depending on the file size amongst other options.
Now lets just register the provider in the
bootstrap/app.php file and we’re done.
And we’re all done.