Am Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2018, 09:24:50 CET schrieb Per Jessen:
Christian Boltz wrote:
the /var/log/ partition on pontifex is nearly
full (will "explode"
about two days).
There is still 12Gb left, surely we don't use up 6Gb a day?
When I noticed the nearly-full partition in the monitoring yesterday,
there were 6 GB left - but the free disk space heavily depends at which
time you look at it ;-)
The server indeed writes about 6 GB of logs every day.
One detail I overlooked yesterday  is that logrotation compresses
these 6 GB quite well, so as long as logrotation doesn't break,
You can also see all this on
(especially in the "growth" graph)
Do you still
need all the old logs, or can you delete some of them?
It is /var/log/apache2 that is taking up the space, 114Gb out of
139Gb. Of those, download.o.o takes 102Gb. 2017 is 18Gb, 2018 is
I suggest we get rid of the 2017 logs? That'll give us some room to
Sounds like a good idea, and Jimmy's and Ludwig's answers indicate that
we can delete them without causing any harm.
Ludwig and Jimmy - if I misunderstood you, please speak up *now*.
Otherwise I will delete the 2017 logs tomorrow.
(Jimmy, I'll leave it up to you if you want to keep or delete the 2017
logs on langley. However, Ludwig's answer looks like he'd prefer to keep
I wonder if logrotate used to do this housekeeping or
but I see no current config that would do it.
Missing log rotation is our favorite reason for full disks, therefore I
don't expect that we have that housekeeping in our logrotate config ;-))
 I had only looked at trend displayed on the summary page, and at the
time I looked there was a +3 GB/24h trend (the starting point of
this calculation was probably a minute before log rotation ;-)
in my experience it's safe to assume developers never test
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