access_log

I fiddled around with my access_log file for Apache. Specifically I removed all lines containing .jpg and .gif

What I didn’t do was restart Apache. I lost all of the log entries for the past week – pointing to a non-existent log file.

Web service still worked, just the log entries went to data heaven.

If you fool around with your Apache log files it is probably best to restart Apache when the modifying is done.