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

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Aug 5 20:37:32 UTC 2018

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 1:18 AM Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> 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.

journald manages its own log rotation.

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