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NTFS mount for /var/log

Question asked by Michael Surtees on Dec 13, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2018 by Dameon Welch-Abernathy

Hi all,

First timer here, we have an R80.10 mgmt server running on a VM, for about a year now. With the new logging features of of R80.x we find that space gets chewed up pretty quick: there appears to be a couple of log repositories and indexes. On top of this there is the inbuilt workflow creating backups. 


So my question is whether it is safe to just move /var/log to an NTFS mount? 


Will this cause any unexpected issues? Is there a more precise way of dealing with it, i.e. getting files older than 14-days (for e.g.) onto the NTFS mount while keeping the latest local? 


The mgmt server is used a lot.


I'll be opening a low priority support case about this but any help from someone who has faced a similar issue would be greatly appreciated. I'll update with anything useful coming out of that case.


Many thanks in advance,