reclaiming /var capacity?
jamgill at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 12:23:52 PDT 2009
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:30:08PM -0400, j. wrote:
> > Where did my capacity go and how can I get it back?
> > deathray# du -sh /var
> > 70M /var
> > deathray# df -h /var
> > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> > /dev/da0d 248M 214M 15M 94% /var
> > Thanks,
> > --j.
Thanks, Yuri. According to the FAQ you linked, wouldn't a good smattering
of "sync ; sync ; sync ; sync ; sync" cause the the two to reflect the sizes
accurately? This problem has been going on for some time now, so I have
more than exceeded the recommendation to "wait up to 30 seconds".
It does appear that softupdates are on, if that matters.
deathray# dumpfs /var | grep -i soft
As the FAQ and Neal's response point out, this is where logs go, but I have
cleaned out logs several times over the last few months, so that doesn't
appear to be the problem:
deathray# du -sh /var/log
I am also not sure what to make of the 5% inode usage on this volume:
deathray# df -hi /var
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on
/dev/da0d 248M 214M 15M 94% 1720 31302 5% /var
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