Our Veeam ONE Monitor showed the following error for our Data Protection Appliance 5.5
“Amount of free disk space “/var” (0%) is below a defined threshold (5%). Current free disk space is 0.00 GB”
I connected to the console via PuTTY and found the alert was correct /var was out of space. So I couldn’t find any good options to remove the files through the web UI so I did it manually. It’s very simple.
To see the space – df -h
Running – du /var gave me a list , biggest folder is the /var/log
Inside /var/log you will see lots of the following
These are all old, its unlikely I will need them but I will compress them and move them off. However I’d also like to keep them separate so I will name each TAR separately.
To move the secure.[date] files use the following command.
tar czvf /tmp/oldlog_sec.tgz /var/log/secure.* command will take all the secure.[date] files and move them to /tmp/ as a tar file.
Once that’s finished I will delete all the secure.[date] files – rm /var/log/secure.*
Now the same for the other files.
tar czvf /tmp/oldlog_mes.tgz /var/log/messages-*
tar czvf /tmp/oldlog_war.tgz /var/log/warn-*
tar czvf /tmp/oldlog_fir.tgz /var/log/firewall-*.bz2
Now delete all the old files
Now copy the logs from the /tmp folder.
For this I’ll use WinSCP
Checking the /var/log folder shows we’ve now got 42%
There are probably a lot more files here that could be removed, however without the confirmation from VMWare I’ll leave it like this.
You could off course run this as a script and even schedule it, but as I’m not that good with Linux I’ll happily do it manually 🙂