/var growing too fast

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Dec 21 07:04:42 PST 2007

zbigniew szalbot writes:

>  I thought I would ask your advice. I only have a 2 GB /var slice
>  and space is shrinking fast.
>  It may be that something else is eating up available space but I
>  am not sure how to measure it. Every day about 1% more of
>  available space is taken.

	Start by running:

	du /var | sort -nr | head -n 50 | more

	This will show you the 50 biggest directories.  If you don't
understand why they're the size they are ... that's your first step.

				Robert Huff

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