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Logrotate httpd (apache) logs - Possible without reloading httpd after log purge?

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http://serverfault.com – Lets start with a small dump: /var/log/httpd/*log { compress missingok notifempty sharedscripts delaycompress postrotate /sbin/service httpd reload > /dev/null 2>/dev/null || true endscript } This is a dump of of our httpd logrotate.d file. As you can see, after the files are rotated, apache is "reloaded". Is it ok to disable this? We reverse proxy (via nginx) to our apache boxes and have noticed when this is executed (httpd reload) there is 2-5 seconds of downtime (noticed as in, via our nginx reverse proxy logs). We would like to disable this. (HowTos)