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Old 05-13-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
LRL8793rh5
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How to clean up disk space on /var partition RedHat5


Hi Linux community,
I used to be Novell admin/CNE more than nine years. Since Novell sunset, I study myself and move to Linux…… At daily work, I face a lot challenges of Linux. I really need to get help from experienced Linux people. My first question is “ How to clean up disk space on /var partition Red Hat 5.

Thank you,
Liren Li

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand your question. Just find out what's taking up space, and delete anything you don't need?
 
Old 05-13-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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/var can contain all manner of things. I guess first you need to work out what is there, and then evaluate its importance, and if it's not needed, delete it. Personally I would run something like "du -h --max-depth=2 /var/" to find the size of all directories two levels down from /var. if you find something specificially large, change /var/ to /var/spool/ for example, and run it again to get closer to it.
 
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Two of the bigger things that you will find in /var/ from a default Centos Installation, will be 'logs' and 'lib/mysql' neither of which you will want to get rid of.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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please DEFINE what you mean by
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How to clean up disk space on /var partition Red Hat 5
clean what ?
the logs ? manually? or using cron ?or some other way ?
-- logs can get big ---

old files ? older than 30 days ?
 
  


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