High disk usage
I'm in the process of setting up a virtual pfSense machine. Currently, it's on an isolated network with no traffic going through it. I recently noticed that disk usage is very high, df -h shows the following:
As you can see, /dev/gpt/pfsense is at 85% capacity.
I only have a few packages installed, open-vm-tools, snort, squid3, squidguard…
I've tried clearing all the logs I can find, but I don't seem to be able to reduce disk usage in any way. It seems very strange to me, the VM is currently on an isolated network. I wouldn't expect it to be logging much of anything.
Does anyone have any ideas what could be using all of the disk space?
How about the Squid cache? ::)
I've tried hitting the "Clear Disk Cache NOW" button under local cache - no change in disk usage.
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Shell in and then run:
du -Pshx /*
This will tell you which folder(s) are using all your space. From there you can start investigating the larger folders.
Thanks KOM, that was very useful.
du -h -P shx /* | sort -h
and it showed that the Squid Proxy logs were taking up almost all the available storage: [http://imgur.com/a/RTRDK](http://imgur.com/a/RTRDK) I couldn't see any obvious way to clear /var/squid/logs, (There didn't appear to be any sort of button under Squid Proxy Server > General > Logging Settings - am I just blind?) resetting system logs didn't seem to make any difference either so I manually deleted the files via command prompt and did a reboot. Disk space recovered. Help much appreciated. Cheers, Wizard1
I'd suggest to revisit the 'Rotate Logs' setting in Squid and configure something there.
Thanks for the suggestion doktornotor, I've gone ahead and set the logs to rotate every few days.
Well no problem, I'd put a default value there but - users need to enable logging first, and when they do so, they are in a better position to pick an appropriate value for that depending on their HDD space.
Just curious, how many days do you guy set on the rotate cache? And also, any other tip on how to make space for HDD?
resetting system logs didn't seem to make any difference either so I manually deleted the files via command prompt and did a reboot.
Disk space recovered.
Can I ask on how you did the manual deleting of files?
I'm experiencing this now: