[lug] Cleaning up /var when it gets too full

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Fri Sep 20 16:12:28 MDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-09-20 at 10:00, bof wrote:
> Thanx to all you who wrote.
> I've delete the dbbackup package and the backups and gained about 60 MB 
> back.
> In regards to the sizing of /var, this was the first time that I've been 
> bitten by this problem.  I've found, over two years of using Slackware 
> and RH and KRUD, that 125 MB was adequate for my system, which is a 
> standalone workstation.  I do rotate log files, and tend to delete 
> whatever I don't want to keep fairly rigorously. I don't think I need to 
> go to partitions for the subdirectories of /var (/var/tmp, /var/spool/, 
> /var/log, etc), but it might be useful and I will keep the technique in 
> mind.

in the redhat world, it seems that some things are moving into /var,
specifically apache has its document root set to /var/www/html by
default instead of the /home/httpd.  So it may be that more and more
ends up in /var when they didn't used to be there.



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