How do I check my Cache and Hard Disk Space is full



  • Dear All,
    As an Squid Proxy Sever, how can  I check my Cache size and Hard Disk Space is full. Right now I am using 50 GB HDD and 1GB RAM in Virtual Xeon Server, how much capacity of space will require. I am using PFsense 2.0. So that i will start clearing cache regularly. And how would I know that how much SWAP space is been assigned in my server. I had attached my dashboard, which shows SWAP space is used very low, How can i make use of it



  • Using swap space will slow down your server.

    Why do you want it?



  • @marcelloc:

    Using swap space will slow down your server.

    Why do you want it?

    Ok, Thanks for ur update giving guidence about SWAP space, but I also wanted to know how can I check my Cache and Hard Disk Space is it full. Right now I am using only 50 GB HDD and with 1GB RAM in Virtual Xeon Server, how much capacity of space should i alot. I am using PFsense 2.0. and how frequent should i clear cache.

    Thanks again.



  • 50g is fine. Squid handles with cache age, you do not need to clean it.



  • You can select option 8(shell) from the console or SSH into pfsense and run:

    df -h
    (That will show you the hard drive size and how much is used/free)

    Or to answer your question, from the shell, navigate to the cache directory. cd /var/squid/cache/ and type du -h

    It will then show you how much cache you have in MB or GB.



  • @steviep:

    You can select option 8(shell) from the console or SSH into pfsense and run:

    df -h
    (That will show you the hard drive size and how much is used/free)

    Or to answer your question, from the shell, navigate to the cache directory. cd /var/squid/cache/ and type du -h

    It will then show you how much cache you have in MB or GB.

    Thanks u very much u r genius. Can u provide me more shell commands as i not that good in linux. Also can i tell me how do i clear cache log from shell?

    Thanks again



  • @nearones:

    Thanks u very much u r genius. Can u provide me more shell commands as i not that good in linux. Also can i tell me how do i clear cache log from shell?

    rm -rf /var/squi/cache/*
    

    The command to rebuild squid cache after removing old cache files:

    squid -z
    

    Aftert it finishes, restart squid.


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