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Old 05-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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var/db - what is it?

My var partition is full. 4.6g
inside my var partition is a folder called 'db'
that folder is 4.6g in size....ah hah!

but when I look into the folder, I see 4 strange listings:

1193204 Mar 18 2024

1193204 May 12 2004

1193204 Apr 23 2004

and finally, MY server:

1193204 May 20 15:44

So.....what is the 'db' folder, why are there 3 other servers in my 'db' folder, why are they taking 100% of my var partition space, and what can I do about it? My mail programs are in the var partition and now email won't work because of the 100% full status. HELP!
Old 05-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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According to, that filename extension has at least three common uses, one of which seems to be purely Windows oriented. I guess you should see whether one of them might be relevant to your system, and then you can decide whether the files can be deleted or moved. Since two of your files seem to be at least seven years old, it seems possible that they are no longer relevant. Maybe you can offload them to a place with more space, compressed if possible. When someone cries that their application has broken, maybe your question will be answered.
Maybe you can add some space to your var partition. Or, move the db directory to a non-full partition, and make symlinks to the new location.

--- rod.


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