Configure HAProxy logs to rotate every hour
On production systems HAProxy might be generating a very large amount of logs. It is possible that those logs can become a huge problem unless you rotate them. Daily rotation might be good for low traffic installations, but high trafic ones might generate almost 10gb in a few hours , so you might need to rotate logs every hour. Rotating logs hourly is not configured by default on Ubuntu systems. You need to do a bit just more than you think.
Configure log rotation for haproxy by placing an
haproxy conf file under /etc/logrptate.d/ . All that as long as you have enabled logs for HAProxy in general.
hourly # Rotate every hour
rotate 0 # keep no logs
invoke-rc.d rsyslog rotate >/dev/null 2>&1 || true
Now for the missing part.
By default there is no hourly cronjob for logrotation. So you may configure hourly logrotation, as above, but no logrotation will actually happen. To enable it just copy
logrotate cronjob file to the hourly directory.
cp /etc/cron.daily/logrotate /etc/cron.hourly/logrotate
Now restart cron and you are good to go.