myDevices.log 11gig


#1

Good Afternoon,

What is the best way to manually clear a large myDevices.log file? The one on my RPi is growing to 11GB and going to fill the disk soon.

Thanks,

Adam


#2

@adam @eptak any idea on this?


#3

The commands below should work:

sudo serivice stop webiopi
sudo service stop myDevices
cd (log file path - sorry not at a pi right now)
sudo rm myDevices.log
sudo serivice start webiopi
sudo service start myDevices

The growing log file was fixed a long time ago, what is in the log file?


#4

Thank-you that worked. I place the commands below with the path for anyone future reference. Sorry, i didn’t look at the details of the log, it might have been left over from the old client last year before i shut down for the winter. i will keep an eye on it now to see if it continues to grow.

sudo service webiopi stop
sudo service myDevices stop
cd /var/log/
sudo service webiopi start
sudo service myDevices start

#5

should be fixed as @adam mentioned, the agent should auto update by itself and clear the log by itself on regular basis as well as reduce the overall use.


#6

The log file grew and filled the drive again. I didn’t look at the log contents i just removed it to get the device backup and running again.

Any suggestions? Should I manually reinstall or update the client?


#7

Give it a couple hours and extract some of the log (since you posted a day ago now should be fine). You can use tail -n 1000 myDevices.log to get the last 1000 lines then report back with what you are seeing.


#8

I ended up rebuilding the Pi and installed the new client instead.