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Since i updated to ubuntu 18.04, it has not stopped filling the disk space.

A few days ago I’ve updated Ubuntu to 18.04, since then it has not stopped filling the disk space.

If i write the command “df -h” it says that the use is 100% (20Gb), but if i see size of all the folders then i have 10Gb (50% max.). Then, where is the file size increasing?

If I delete files to increase the size, when a time passes, it will fill up again (100%). Could it be problem with the Apache configuration?

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I see in /var/log/journal that it is continuously increasing its size

What is jpurnal? Can it be deleted?


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The answer above just clears the log until it will fill up again. This permanently fixes it by limiting the log file folder maximum size:

Edit /etc/systemd/journald.conf

Activate the SystemMaxUse= option there, e.g. as SystemMaxUse=500M

Done…

You can read more about journald.conf here: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/journald.conf.html

Hey friend,

I found something that may be able to help you with this: https://ma.ttias.be/clear-systemd-journal/

Jarland