Reclaim diskspace on Ubuntu server

Published on August 24, 2022 · 1 minute read

  1. Shrink log files

There are a few ways that make it possible to reclaim diskspace right away on a server. This is very handy when your server is low on diskspace. Let's dive in!

Shrink log files

Using this command, we can shrink logfiles within a specific size. In this example we shrink all system log files to have a maximum size of 500 MB:

sudo journalctl --vacuum-size=500M

This article will be updated with more examples in the future