Lots of accounting data

Christopher Cowart ccowart at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Wed Aug 13 19:03:56 UTC 2008

Bill Moran wrote:
> In response to Christopher Cowart <ccowart at rescomp.berkeley.edu>:
>> I only really see two options, neither of which I particularly like:
>>   * Throw more disk at the problem (but given what I've seen, I don't
>>     like the odds that within a month or two, I'll realize I didn't give
>>     it enough).
>>   * Turn off accounting on these boxes.
> * Rotate and compress more frequently; and store less history?

The compressed history amounts to nothing in comparison (1.5GB per file
as opposed to 17GB). I suppose I could configure our hourly logrotate to
replace the functionality of /etc/periodic/daily/310.accounting. Sounds
like a viable solution to me.


Chris Cowart
Network Technical Lead
Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
UC Berkeley
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