Re: System warning that "/var" is almost full
- Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:52:56 +0200
- From: Esteban L <esteban@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: System warning that "/var" is almost full
#1 cause of my problems is bad eyes!
From: Ben Finney <bignose@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: System warning that "/var" is almost full
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:35:18 +1000
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
> 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
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.