[lug] Cleaning up /var when it gets too full
gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Mon Sep 16 08:37:44 MDT 2002
It would be helpful if you did
du -s *
from the /var directory so you could see where your space is going.
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From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
Behalf Of bof
Sent: 16 September, 2002 8:29 AM
Subject: [lug] Cleaning up /var when it gets too full
How does one go about cleaning their /var partition when it gets full?
When I set up KRUD 7.3, I allocated a partition size of 125 MB for /var.
Now it has some 117 MB in it, so it is almost 100% used, and I can't
print anything because CUPS can't get enough space in the spooler for
its print jobs. Surely I don't need all the stuff on /var, since it
wasn't on the system when I set it up initially --- I thought /var was
for a temporary holding area, so no files on it would be permanently
needed and could be deleted as necessary. But I am not sure what I can
and cannot delete to clear up space on it. I've looked at the file
listings, and it's lots of little files and directories, no one of which
is too big by itself, and many which are empty, but all of which add up
when taken together.
The top level listing of /var is:
So what can I keep and what can I delete, and what would be the best way
to go about doing this --- is there a way of setting a cron job to
delete uneeded files?
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