[Zeek] Decreasing Log Cycle Time

Eric Ooi ericooi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 08:36:52 PDT 2019

Hi Michael,

You should be able to do this by changing the “LogRotationInterval” variable in /opt/bro/etc/broctl.cfg (assuming you installed bro in /opt/).  By default it’s set to 3600 seconds (1 hour), so setting this to 300 should change this to 5 minutes.  You’ll then have to stop Bro (broctl stop) and redeploy (broctl deploy) for the changes to take effect.

Hope that helps!

> On Sep 4, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Michael Gez <mgezz66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> If I am not mistaken, Bro/Zeek cycles logs hourly. 
> This cycle is causing some unpredictable behavior in my tailing algorithm.
> If i could set it to cycle every 5 minutes rather than on the hour, it would be very beneficial to testing and resolving issues. 
> Is there a way I can reduce the amount of time Bro takes in between log cycles?
> Thanks!
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