JournalCTL – where have my logs gone?

When looking for my postfix logs on a new openSUSE install i noticed the file was missing…

Quick look around and its all moved to journalctl.


If you want to see your postfix logs off the bat use the following :

journalctl -u postfix

If you want your old logs back do the following :

Check rsyslog is install

rpm -q rsyslog

If not Install rsyslog

zypper install rsyslog

then check its enabled

systemctl is-enabled rsyslog.service

Then setup the journal to forward to syslog

vi /etc/systemd/journald.conf

enable the line



I then restarted the server and the logs showed up as expected in


All done.

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