I noticed today that my mysql server was not starting up anymore. Checking the error logs, it showed that it didn't have enough disk space. I thought that's really weird since there's nothing on my server that could possibly take up 30GB. After digging around I observed my citadel logs are taking up a massive 22GB of space in the /var/lib/citadel/data/ directory:

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This is split in lots of smaller (still big) log files:

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Why is this happening and how can I prevent it in the future?

EDIT: Here's a sanitized sample of one of the log files:

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  • Are they text logs or database logs? – EEAA Jan 25 '16 at 22:09
  • Not sure. They contain some human-readable text (looks like config changes, some emails, etc) but also contain some non-human-readable stuff. – Vlad Schnakovszki Jan 25 '16 at 22:10
  • Can you post a sanitized snipped of one of the logs? – EEAA Jan 25 '16 at 22:15
  • I have now posted a sample above. – Vlad Schnakovszki Jan 25 '16 at 22:24

They're database logs. Citadel has functionality to delete them. Just turn on automatic log pruning and the logs that are committed to the database will go away.

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