Prevent deletion of Webalizer statistics

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  • Applies to: All DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: SSH, root access, vi knowledge


Webstats of certain domains are being deleted the beginning of every week. How do I prevent this?

This happens when the Incremental directive in Webalizer is not enabled.


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In order to prevent the statistics from being removed, you must enable the Incremental directive in the /etc/webalizer.conf file.

Filename: /etc/webalizer.conf

# Incremental processing allows multiple partial log files to be used
 # instead of one huge one.  Useful for large sites that have to rotate
 # their log files more than once a month.  The Webalizer will save its
 # internal state before exiting, and restore it the next time run, in
 # order to continue processing where it left off.  This mode also causes
 # The Webalizer to scan for and ignore duplicate records (records already
 # processed by a previous run).  See the README file for additional
 # information.  The value may be 'yes' or 'no', with a default of 'no'.
 # The file 'webalizer.current' is used to store the current state data,
 # and is located in the output directory of the program (unless changed
 # with the IncrementalName option below).  Please read at least the section
 # on Incremental processing in the README file before you enable this option.
 Incremental	yes
 # IncrementalName allows you to specify the filename for saving the
 # incremental data in.  It is similar to the HistoryName option where the