6.2 Ensure Log Files are Stored on a Non-System Partition

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MariaDB log files can be set in the MariaDB configuration to exist anywhere on the filesystem. It is common practice to ensure that the system filesystem is left uncluttered by application logs. System filesystems include the root (/), /var, or /usr.


Moving the MariaDB logs off the system partition will reduce the probability of denial of service via the exhaustion of available disk space to the operating system.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Perform the following actions to remediate this setting:

Open the MariaDB configuration file (mariadb.cnf)

Locate the log_bin entry and set it to a file not on root (/), /var, or /usr

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