Re: System warning that "/var" is almost full
- Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:35:18 +1000
- From: Ben Finney <bignose@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: System warning that "/var" is almost full
Esteban L <esteban@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >From command line: /var# du -h --max-depth=1
> 1.8G ./lib
> 4.0K ./local
> 2.7M ./tmp
> 16K ./lost+found
> 44K ./snap
> 6.3G ./cache
> 4.0K ./opt
> 56K ./spool
> 4.0K ./mail
> 8.2M ./backups
> 139M ./log
> 8.2G .
> So, my backups seems to be causing the main issue, followed closely by
> the cache.
I don't know whether you have different output, but by my reading,
‘backups’ (8.2MiB) is significantly smaller than ‘lib’ (1.8GiB) which is
smaller again than ‘cache’ (6.3GiB).
You can see them sorted by size with:
$ du --max-depth=1 /var | sort --numeric-sort
The ‘-h’ (‘--human-readable’) is useful as its name implies; but it has
the disadvantage of being difficult to visually compare between lines.
Better to use absolute numbers if you want to compare accurately.
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