Systemd journal getting very large on 18.04 - how to reduce?

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Sat Aug 4 23:16:25 UTC 2018

Am Samstag, den 04.08.2018, 20:38 +0100 schrieb Chris Green:
> I have an Ubuntu 18.04 system and I've just noticed that the
> /var/log/journal directory is 4Gb, that's way too much.
> How is it supposed to be limited.

typically logrtate should cover it and rotate and compress it regulary,
if this does not happen then there is a bug you should report.
(the switch to journald-only-by-default is new in 18.04, someone might
have missed something)

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