After having issues doing anything on one of my Ubuntu 16.04 droplets due to disc usage errors, I found that I was running out of inodes and there are about 6.2m of them in /var/lib/php/sessions.
I recently updated from PHP 5 to PHP 7, I think this has caused the issue.
My questions are:
What’s the best way to clean sessions from this folder to free up inodes?
How can I prevent this from happening again?
I have this
09,39 * * * * root [ -x /usr/lib/php/sessionclean ] && if [ ! -d /run/systemd/system ]; then /usr/lib/php/sessionclean; fi
in etc/cron.d/php but it doesn’t appear to be working.
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