gmarko

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Hi,

I'm fighting with low free disk space on my server and one of the things that uses allmost 3G of space are sqlite files in /var/cpanel/bandwidth and one of the files is 2.6G. I have deactivated all the stats tracking services (awstat and similiar) but this files keep on growing.

Since I don't and will never use bandwidth limiting on my server is there a way to purge those files?
I have tried searching trough the forum and trough the documentation but didn't manage to find anything.
 

cPanelLauren

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The data in the logs in /var/cpanel/bandwidth is stored in sqlite databases and is pulled from the cPanel domain access logs at /etc/apache2/domlogs. You could most likely mv the sqlite database but it will be recreated. The only way to stop this from being collected would be to disable cpanellogd - this would disable the domain access logs as well as any bandwidth logs.

If you'd like to disable it you could run the following:

Code:
touch /etc/cpanellogddisable
Then stop the service:

Code:
/scripts/restartsrv_cpanellogd --stop
You can test to ensure it won't start again as well. You should get something similar to the following:

Code:
[[email protected] bandwidth]# /scripts/restartsrv_cpanellogd --start
(XID 3vm7r4) The “cpanellogd” service is disabled.
 

cPanelMichael

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I'm fighting with low free disk space on my server and one of the things that uses allmost 3G of space are sqlite files in /var/cpanel/bandwidth and one of the files is 2.6G.
Hello @gmarko,

Could you open a support ticket so we can take a closer look to see why that SQLite file is not pruned automatically? You can post the ticket number here and we'll link this thread to it.

Thank you.