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Jason_Grubbs
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/var/log/jail Folder

We have a 5200 R80.40 that is running out of space in /var/log:

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I found that there was a jail folder located inside of /var/log:

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Further digging resulted in finding 37G of files located in the following folder:

/var/log/jail/opt/CPsuite-R80.40/fw1/dlp/ftp/

This firewall does not have DLP enabled

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Any ideas if these files are ok to delete?

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the_rock
Authority
Authority

I would definitely back them up first, but seems safe to remove from what I see in my lab.

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Jason_Grubbs
Participant

Is the /var/log/jail folder even necessary?  Why was it created?

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the_rock
Authority
Authority

Do they use MTA for DLP/Email Security/AV?

That would possibly explain the use of that particular log folder.

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Jason_Grubbs
Participant

We use AV with the Threat Prevention blade.

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Jason_Grubbs
Participant

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the_rock
Authority
Authority

That might explain it...honestly, I would verify with TAC, because I see that folder in my lab as well, but I dont use any of those blades, so not 100% sure.

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Jason_Grubbs
Participant

Ok, I will reach out to TAC

the_rock
Authority
Authority

Definitely better to get an official answer, because if I were you, I would certainly be a bit worried about removing stuff thats 37 GB in size, specially if Im not 100% sure the purpose for it. I mean, as I stated before, I would backup everything from that folder anyway first, but let support clarify for you beforehand. In my lab, that folder is only few MBs, so there is certainly something in your environment causing the folder to fill up rather quickly.

Andy

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Tal_Paz-Fridman
Employee
Employee

Hi

After consulting R&D, the issue is known and is handled in two parts – one is already integrated into R80.40 Ongoing Take 126.

The other fix will be included in the next JHF.

@pavelko 

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genisis__
Advisor

Can you expand?  Is there a SK?

 

Tal_Paz-Fridman
Employee
Employee

I also agree.  I asked R&D owner to publish an SK including instructions on how to clear up the space.

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the_rock
Authority
Authority

I agree with @genisis__ . SK would be nice...also, considering that @Jason_Grubbs has 37 GB worth of space there (which is pretty significant), it poses a question if its really safe to remove in the first place.

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genisis__
Advisor

100%!

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