CentOS 7 :: /var/log/messages , cron , secure log files empty

Today I found a cPanel CentOS 7 server with empty log files :

-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 18 05:57 cron
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 18 05:57 maillog
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 18 05:57 messages
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 18 05:57 secure

Found a quick solution :

rm -f /var/lib/rsyslog/imjournal.state

service rsyslog restart

Server reboot and service restarts did not help however the above worked..

Voila the logs started working…….

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