[Snort-users] Archiving Snort logs

Sharma, Ashish ashish.sharma3 at ...6440...
Wed Feb 24 10:20:18 EST 2010


Ok I got the point.

There are plenty of approaches to archive DB files.

Here I want to know how can I clean up 'snort.log' files automatically that keep on growing in a production system without much admin interference.

Thanks in advance
Ashish Sharma

-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Esler [mailto:jesler at ...1935...] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:38 PM
To: firnsy
Cc: Sharma, Ashish; Snort Users List
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Archiving Snort logs

On Feb 23, 2010, at 5:21 AM, firnsy wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 08:47 +0000, Sharma, Ashish wrote:
>> Here I want to know, Is the 'Barnyard2' also cleaning up the snort
>> logs?
> No, it doesn't. Barnyard2 is only parsing the snort unified log files.

Although you could save the unified files and read them back into the db at a later time if you wanted to with barnyard2.  As for cleaning up the DB, I think there is a script that can clean up the db.

If you Google "snort db cleanup" many sites come up, however, this one popped out at me.  Might give it a shot.


Joel Esler

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