Need Help w/ Reducing Cacti Space

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Need Help w/ Reducing Cacti Space

#1 Post by ltitusl » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:52 pm

So I've noticed Cacti over the years is eating up more and more space. My only thought is that this is due to log files. Is there a way to limit the size of log files or how long they're kept? If I'm wrong, what else could be eating up all that space as Cacti is the only thing on this server?
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Re: Need Help w/ Reducing Cacti Space

#2 Post by phalek » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:03 am

Under Unix you can use logrotate to keep the log files small and have them maintained automatically. See this post here for some examples:
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CereusServer Master:  SYSTEM STATS: Time:2.5621 Method:spine Processes:1 Threads:16 Hosts:446 HostsPerProcess:446 DataSources:14683 RRDsProcessed:7573
CereusServer Agent:   SYSTEM STATS: Time:27.4840 Method:spine Processes:1 Threads:8 Hosts:16 HostsPerProcess:16 DataSources:114576 RRDsProcessed:48061

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Re: Need Help w/ Reducing Cacti Space

#3 Post by Javik » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:13 pm

Looking into this to learn more about my own new cacti install, I see this is already taken care of, on newer Ubuntu installs.

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[email protected]:/etc/logrotate.d$ cat cacti
/var/log/cacti/*.log {
        rotate 52
        create 640 www-data www-data
Linux ubuntu 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:04:55 UTC 2013

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