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

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Aug 5 20:56:09 UTC 2018


On Sun, 5 Aug 2018 20:41:31 +0000, Tom H wrote:
>You can control journal files with "SystemMaxUse" "SystemKeepFree"
>"SystemMaxFileSize" "SystemMaxFiles" in journald.conf"..

It's mentioned by the link provided by the first reply to this thread
[1].

By the fourth reply the OP mentioned "journald.conf(5) man page".


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Begin forwarded message:

Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2018 21:48:49 +0200
From: Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com>
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Systemd journal getting very large on 18.04 - how to
reduce?


On Sat, 4 Aug 2018 20:38:26 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
>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.  

Hi,

I don't know, but freedesktop.org should be able to answer your request.

https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/journald.conf.html

Regards,
Ralf




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