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Old 09-19-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy how to clear out /var/spool/clientmqueue

I recently ran out of disk space on my FC4 system. When I invesitgated this, I found that /var/spool/clientmqueue was occupying 14GB of disk space (as revealed by issuing "du -h" in /var/spool).

When I try to us ls on the directory, the system just hangs there. When I try to "rm -f /var/spool/clientmqueue/*" after a few seconds my terminal screen closes on me.

So far, nothing I tried has helped me to clean out that clientmqueue directory. Any suggestions? Please!!

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Old 09-20-2006, 05:03 AM   #2
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Try using mailq to see if there is any queued mail messages on the system. Is this system setup as an actual mail server?
Old 09-21-2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by trickykid
Try using mailq to see if there is any queued mail messages on the system. Is this system setup as an actual mail server?
I tried using the "mailq -Ac" command, but it seems to hang... takes forever to display any results. In fact, I am typing this while waiting for the results.

This server is not a mail server at all. It's primary role is to run MRTG for monitoring bandwidth in all segments of our network.

Old 09-23-2011, 08:53 AM   #4
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please check the /etc/sysmail/sendmail DAEMON=yes ?
else make it yes and restart ur sendmail then see every thing will flush

check before ur sendmail config

mta and msp are ok

Old 03-29-2012, 02:02 AM   #5
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Just delete the files there.

cd /var/spool/clientmqueue; find . -type f | xargs rm -rf

and add an entry to the crontab.
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