12.6.2 Archived log file /var/log/traffic.log which reached max size


M370 running 12.6.2 logs this quite often:

Archived log file /var/log/traffic.log which reached max size


  • I have seen this one on my logs too.
    T20w V12.6.2
    2020-08-21 14:45:06 loggerd Archived log file /var/log/traffic.log which reached max size msg_id="3D01-0003"

  • Same here on the T40-w v12.6.2
    2020-08-23 16:50:00 loggerd Archived log file /var/log/traffic.log which reached max size msg_id="3D01-0003"
    I am pretty sure that it is okay..

    Adrian from Australia

  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @xxup @Bruce_Briggs @RVilhelmsen

    This log message is the firewall moving the traffic.log file into the history_log archive. It does this in the event a support file is generated. It's just an informational log message, and doesn't indicate any error.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Hi @James_Carson

    My cluster does it every few seconds?


  • Robert - you are such a lucky guy ;-)

  • james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    If it's happening that often, I'd definitely qualify that it's a problem. I'd suggest opening a support case so that we can look into your settings and get a bug worked out from there.

    (Support case is to avoid potentially posting any personally sensitive info to the forums, anyone running into this issue is welcome to do the same.)

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • @James_Carson
    Upgraded another cluster tonight and same log message. I guess, it has been this way always, but the log was never visible in FSM.

  • RalphRalph WatchGuard Representative

    Thanks for reporting. These were exposed in 12.6.2 and are harmless.
    You'll see these at log rollover which is around the 500K mark. Depending on your Traffic log activity, you may see this more frequently than others.

    Logged as a defect.

  • YesYes
    edited August 2021

    Does anyone know if this has been fixed yet please? I see it in my M370 Dimension logs every few minutes. Running 12.7 update 1 Fireware and Dimension 2.2 (all latest)

  • This is still happening in V12.7.1

  • as in 12.7.2 :tongue:

  • and in 12.10.2

  • RalphRalph WatchGuard Representative
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