thx for the reply. Unfortunately I have not used scripts and crontab so far. If you can give additional help I would truly appreciate it.
most of my space seems to have been taken by the antivirus and cache /var/amavis   /var/log/cache

thankx for all the help

Mircea Draghici

----- Original Message ----
From: Jeff Price <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 8:19:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Efw-user] disk usage

Mircea Draghici wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I have recently noticed that our EFW box has started to run out of
> space. It seems that there are a lof of  files left in the quarantine
> folders. The logs have also increased quite a bit. I managed to
> successfully delete some of the files and create some free space but I
> am thinking that there should be some automation in place that could
> check the free space periodically and make room if certain conditions
> are met.
> My question is: does anybody know of an easy way to clean the old
> entries. Do you have some script that could be run periodically once a
> certain threshold has been reached (ie. clean files older than 30 days
> if free space is less than 1GB)


I will assume that you are used to writing scripts and using crontab; if
not let me know and I'll help you write a script.

Write a script that uses df -h to return the free space on the hard
drive, test the value to see if you have met the threshold of less than
1 Gb of free space; if it has run the sub routine below,

find /directory/where/your/files/are -type f -mtime +30 -exec rm '{}' \;

if it is still within the threshold value use the script to exit because
it has nothing to do.

run this as a crontab once a day at a time period where the load is
typically the lowest. This script if written properly uses very few
system resources.

Hope this helps
Jeff Price

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