51GB /var/dcc/log/

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Thu Sep 17 15:11:53 UTC 2009

> From: Bob Pierce 

> My /var/dcc/log/ directory has about 51GB of files that look like this:
> 8.0K -rw------- 1 root bin  6.6K May 26 05:10 msg.3wbrjV
>  36K -rw------- 1 root bin   33K May 26 05:57 msg.3wbrJV
>  12K -rw------- 1 root bin   11K May 27 10:03 msg.3wbRjv
>  12K -rw------- 1 root bin  9.2K May 27 10:03 msg.3wbRjV
> ..All msg.[something]
> Is it ok to get rid of these files?

The cron job /var/dcc/libexec/cron-dccd is a good thing for DCC clients
(systems using dccproc, dccifd, or dccm), because among other things
it cleans the main DCC client log directory and the per-user log
directories.  It uses DBCLEAN_LOGDAYS in /var/dcc/dcc_conf.

That cron job required by any DCC server.  It also runs dbclean to
expire old data in the server databases (both the main DCC server
database and the greylist database if greylisting is used by the DCC
clients).  The cron job also does some sanity checking and restarts
the server if it is not running but dcc_conf says it should be.

The cron job is mentioned in the DCC installation instructions in
the DCC source or http://www.dcc-servers.net/dcc/INSTALL.html

Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com

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