RE: Please Help Fast! /VAR is Full !
From: Andreas Freyvogel (afreyvogel_at_ecmarket.com)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:19:04 -0800
I would stop sendmail, copy the folder to a location on your disk that you
have the room for it, delete the current folder and create a symbolic link
to the new location. Restart sendmail.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Craig Daters
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: Please Help Fast! /VAR is Full !
You can as you say, 'rm *' to get rid of everything, but you might lose some
ligitamate email if you did. Can you move the files elsewhere? For the time
being? If you're not worried as you say, then go for it.
You may be able to edit the cron config file to turn off the automatic email
but am unsure... Like change 'MAILTO=root' to 'MAILTO=/dev/null' or
something like that, but I would only do this as an extreme temporary
On 10/29/03 10:47 AM, "Staven Bruce" <Staven.Bruce@valleyair.org> spoke
> I am running Red Hat 7.3 and I came in this morning and found /var was at
> 100%. A quick 'du /var' showed that my /var/spool/mqueue directory as at
> 145MB ! Usually my /var directory is at 46% on my machine, and I believe
> that this is all the result of a cron job I started yesterday that runs
> I really need to find out how I can clear the mqueue. The device is full
> according to the system, so I can't use 'sendmail -q'. I don't care if I
> loose all the messages in the que, they don't contain anything important
> there are no other users on the machine besides myself. Can I 'rm * ' all
> the files in /var/spool/mqueue? I just need to get them out of there!
> Also, if someone can tell me how to turn off the automatic e-mail from
> I would appreciate it!
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