[ngw] Linux Web access issue

Barry Eriksen barry_eriksen at ncsu.edu
Mon Apr 5 20:00:41 UTC 2010

Hi Scott,
Posting the script would be great. Or, if you prefer to email, please also include me?
Barry Eriksen
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
NC State University
516 BrickHaven, Suite 100
Campus Box 7208
Raleigh, NC 27695
Ph: 919-515-0126


From: "John Dickey" <jddickey at mpsomaha.org>
To:<ngw at ngwlist.com>
Date: 4/5/2010 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ngw] Linux Web access issue

Can I get the script from you please, as we are having the same issue.


>>> "Scott Kunau" <skunau at igtg.net> 4/4/2010 11:11 PM >>>
I have the same problem with a client.  The problem is with the apache web server access_(something or other).log that grows and grows and doesn't get logrotated properly.  Is your /dev/xvda3 represent the /var directory/partition?  That is where the file in question lives.

I made the /var only 5GB in size when I built the server 18 months ago.  It can't be re-sized so we wrote a script that can be run when needed to clear the log file and get us back to below 20% used space.

If you'd like to have the script, I can send it or post it Monday.

Scott Kunau, Sr. Consultant/Partner
Innovative Global Technology Group
Cincinnati, Ohio
skunau at igtg.net 

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>>> "Jeffrey Sessler" <Jeff at ScrippsCollege.edu> 4/1/2010 9:51 PM >>>
Well, when I run into this it's a case of the /tmp directory filling with webaccess temp files (tmp.filemane). Once /tmp runs out of space, users can't reply to messages.


>>> "John Dickey" <jddickey at mpsomaha.org> 4/1/2010 6:01 PM >>>
Having a problem lately on our Linux server that supports web access.  The issue is that users web access at times can not reply to emails.  Then after looking at the server df -h notice that /dev/xvda3  partition is at 100%.  I go in and clean up some of the logs to bring it down in the 70% range and users can reply again.  Today, the same thing but the usuage on /dev/xvda3 bounces around from 77% up to 97%. 

My question is what is causing this to happen and how can I get it to stop?

thanks in advance for every ones help!!

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