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/var/log is getting full (currently 52 % used)

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Either your server has an extremely long uptime, or your syslog could be potentially being spammed with error messages. A reboot of your server will at least temporarily solve


hi so i got this message today on fix common problems i don't know how it is getting full

my mover logs is off as well 


my server is up for 20 days so it's not that long and it is media server only running plex and other arr apps


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2 hours ago, itimpi said:

You could try running the command

du -h /var/log

to see what is taking up the space.




this came up not sure what does it mean 



0       /var/log/pwfail
63M     /var/log/unraid-api
0       /var/log/preclear
0       /var/log/swtpm/libvirt/qemu
0       /var/log/swtpm/libvirt
0       /var/log/swtpm
0       /var/log/samba/cores/rpcd_mdssvc
0       /var/log/samba/cores/rpcd_winreg
0       /var/log/samba/cores/rpcd_classic
0       /var/log/samba/cores/rpcd_lsad
0       /var/log/samba/cores/samba-dcerpcd
0       /var/log/samba/cores/winbindd
0       /var/log/samba/cores/smbd
0       /var/log/samba/cores
3.2M    /var/log/samba
0       /var/log/sa
0       /var/log/plugins
0       /var/log/pkgtools/removed_uninstall_scripts
4.0K    /var/log/pkgtools/removed_scripts
20K     /var/log/pkgtools/removed_packages
24K     /var/log/pkgtools
4.0K    /var/log/nginx
0       /var/log/nfsd
0       /var/log/libvirt/qemu
0       /var/log/libvirt/ch
0       /var/log/libvirt
66M     /var/log


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I'm having exactly the same issue currently. Just reached the 100% filled mark:


du -h -d 1 /var/log
0       /var/log/pwfail
124M    /var/log/unraid-api
0       /var/log/preclear
0       /var/log/swtpm
4.2M    /var/log/samba
0       /var/log/sa
0       /var/log/plugins
28K     /var/log/pkgtools
4.0K    /var/log/nginx
0       /var/log/nfsd
4.0K    /var/log/libvirt
128M    /var/log




Did just get an update notification for connect update.


I'll reboot the server so the logs get cleared and follow up if this gets filled up again.

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