Ubuntu :: HUGE Syslog And Daemon.log Files?

Jul 25, 2010

I have a 60GB partition with / and home on it. I logged on yesterday and it gave me a warning saying that I had only 1.9 GB of disk space left. I ignored it for a day and assumed that i had too many videos and pics.But the next day i had not added any files or downloaded any software but i had 0B left. I used the disk usage analyser and found that 33GBs came from /var/log. It was from two log files. syslog and daemon.log 16.5GB each!! I opened them up and i found that this line of text was repeated hnundreds of thousands of times.

Jul 22 19:32:36 aulenback-desktop ntfs-3g[5315]: Failed to decompress file: Value too large for defined data type


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Oct 7, 2010

I noticed in my system that my root partition is getting full. I found a lot of old compacted syslogfiles. Had a look at etc/sysconfig editor eg cron but could not find a setting which allows to delete files older than a month. Where and how could I influence this ? I deleted manually all syslog files older than a month. Approx 6GB

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May 20, 2010

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Jul 7, 2011

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The large logs are:

can I just delete them? also how can I stop this from happening again?

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Nov 19, 2010

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Jul 27, 2011

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Jun 24, 2011

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41G kern.log
55G kern.log.1
31G messages
42G messages.1
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May 18, 2010

I examined the problem, and determined that a huge amount of disk space is being taken up by files in /var/log/ The following files:


are all over 1 GB in size. The largest is 18 GB. Together, they total 48.3 GB. I restarted the system, forcing a fsck.

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Oct 9, 2010

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Feb 2, 2011

I started getting errors about running out of disk space in root this morning. I hunted up what's taking all the space; var/log is 39GB (Ubuntu is installed on a 50G partition.) It's specific files that live in that directory, not subfolders. The files are:

kern.log = 11.6 GB
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May 3, 2011

I do monthly reports by copying the previous document, update the text and change the images. The images are the same size and numbers each months. Since last month I upgraded my laptop to Natty and suddenly my document went from 942 kB to 10.1 MB in .odt. When saving to PDF the usual size of 472 went up to 1.9 MB. I have searched the net and the forums but haven't seen anything about a similar issue.

I'm not sure if it's an issue that is from the previous document being produced in Open Office and now updated and saved in Libreoffice. Or if it's somehow something to do with the upgrade from Maverick to Natty. I would hope I don't have to uninstall Libreoffice and install Open Office as a solution (which I understand is not entirely easy in Natty, something I read about Open Office being transitional to Libre). I can't email simple documents to customers that's over 10 MB large...

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Jul 4, 2011

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I read somewhere about a program called logrotate that were supposed to keep logs from getting to big, is this wrong and should mediatomb generate 3 separate log files with 5gb of data each for just 2 hours of streaming?

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Dec 22, 2010

I am facing a strange problem in my server, One of my filesystem shows as 3.1G when I execute df -h command and the utilization shows as 83%, but when I cd to the directory /usr/local I could not find any huge files in that filesystem and I have searched for hidden files as well,

groupserver:~ # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
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groupserver:/usr/local # du -sh *
0 bin
93M abinav


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Sep 7, 2010

My /var/ partition continues to fill up on all my servers, and it is because the logs in /var/log/apache2 or /var/log/mysql are being deleted during log rotate, but their file handles are being held open. Thus, a "du -sh /var/log" shows the correct values, but "df | grep /var" shows something much different.

It seems that the log files rotate, however if I run "lsof | grep deleted" it returns lots of files that are no longer visible in the directory, however refuse to clear themselves off the disk.

The only way I have found to make these log files go away (and thus clear up the disk space on the partition I should have) is to restart either apache or mysql, depending on which process has huge sized log files being held open.

Is it just me, or is this a big flaw in the way linux works, that it can't figure out how to release file handle for a log so the disk space can be reclaimed? This is happening to me a lot lately.

Here is some output from one of my web servers so you can see what I am seeing...

root@web49:~# df -h | grep /var$
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
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