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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum, I'm hoping you guys will help me out.

We've been running a clearOS installation for a long time.

Recently we've been confronted with the issue that the root partition has run out of diskspace.

Upon further inspection, I noticed that the ps.db clearOS database is over 9GB large.
I'd like to reduce its filesize if possible, because it is clogging up our diskspace.

Are there safe approaches to do so?

Thanks for your support!
Monday, October 28 2013, 09:30 AM
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    Marlies
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    Tuesday, October 29 2013, 08:12 AM - #Permalink
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    Just to give some follow up in case there are others experiencing the same thing:

    - I've deleted the ps.db database
    - The next morning a new database was created and everything is working just fine now

    We are still running the 5.2 version.

    Thank you Tim for your support.
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    Marlies
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    Monday, October 28 2013, 12:36 PM - #Permalink
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    Hello Tim,

    Thank you for your fast reply.
    We are indeed running an older version, that could be the cause.

    For now, I have temporarily removed the database. Default behavior should be that it creates a new database, so I'm waiting for the results now. Seeing as it is the disk usage app, which we don't frequently use, the impact is pretty small.

    The problem was indeed this database taking up almost all the space.
    We never really noticed the issue since the progress went pretty slowly, but we will keep it in consideration.
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    Monday, October 28 2013, 12:28 PM - #Permalink
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    ps.db is the philesight (disk usage app) database. That does seem large considering it's only supposed to store information about directory sizes...

    The behaviour was changed in ClearOS 6.2 - which version are you using?
    http://tracker.clearfoundation.com/view.php?id=341

    You can investigate what taking up drive space with 'du --h --max-depth=1 /'
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