Hi everyone. Iam running Moodle on a ubuntu server and for some reason all the HDD space keeps getting used up. Last week wednesday I increased the drive space by 30GB and two days later 100% of the drive is used up. Iam not very effeciant with Linux and Iam stumpted. Any idea's?
Are you running automated backups without ever deleting any. If you have lots of courses (particularly with lots of uploaded materials) you can fill up the disk space in no time.
Otherwise you will need to work out where the space is getting used up. A good start is...
du -sh /path/to/moodledata
which should, at least, confirm if your moodledata directory is the culprit.
Try determining how the disk space is being used up. If you have access to SSH, go into different directories and issue a "du" command. Take note of each directory's size.
There may be other ways too. I am not sure how to determine the size of the moodle database.
Howard, I agree. I just checked one of my sql dump files. After 1 1/2 years of running Moodle 2.0., my database is only 123MB. Not bad, especially since I have Moodle setup to save all logs.
Typically, were are the database files in a Linux system?