/var Full ?
lane at joeandlane.com
Sat Jan 29 16:15:19 PST 2005
I don't know if this is going to be of much use, but I encountered the same
problem on 5.3-STABLE only 48 hours after upgrading from 4.10.
My problem was that KDE was storing more crap than the law should allow
My solution was to create a symbolic link from /var/tmp to /usr/tmp
I see that you only have 1.3 meg in /var/tmp so at best this is only going to
help a very little.
I also create a symbolic link from /var/db/locate.database
to /usr/db/locate.database, as this usually eats up about 5 meg for me.
I think that the REAL solution is arrived at during initial install by
allocating 2 or 3 times the default partition size for /var. But I don't
ever think of that until AFTER I've configured the system :)
Finally, my biggest problem is that many users leave email in their inbox
at /var/mail. I use openwebmail, so I just set quotas to keep that problem
in check, since sendmail won't let me use symbolic links for entries
On Saturday 29 January 2005 16:48, GRF . wrote:
> I am running FBSD 5.2.1 and my /var partition is giving me cannot write
> to disk errors, disk is full. I cleared out what I could and got it down
> to about 98% but I have some strange findings which I will show below.
> [/var]> df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a 248M 55M 173M 24% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/ad0s1e 248M 38K 228M 0% /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f 70G 53G 11G 83% /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d 248M 223M 4.5M 98% /var
> #cd /var
> # du -hd1
> 2.0K ./account
> 6.0K ./at
> 16K ./backups
> 4.0K ./crash
> 390K ./cron
> 5.8M ./db
> 2.0K ./empty
> 2.0K ./heimdal
> 508K ./log
> 1.9M ./mail
> 4.0K ./msgs
> 2.0K ./preserve
> 40K ./run
> 2.0K ./rwho
> 66K ./spool
> 1.3M ./tmp
> 20K ./yp
> 2.0K ./games
> 1.0M ./ftp
> 394K ./usermin
> 2.0K ./.snap
> 11M .
> Now how can /var be 11Meg and also fill up 98% or 223 Meg at the same time?
> What is eating up my partition space? Uptime is 149 days and I suppose I'm
> due for a reboot but I have others with processes going on the box and I
> hate to reboot.
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