Limit the size of log files

Logs can take a lot of space. To avoid my disk to be full of old unnecessary logs I’ve taken the following measures :

  • My logs files must not take more than 250Mo
  • My logs must not be older than 1 week on my personal computer In order to achieve these goals I’ll edit the following lines in the conf file : /etc/systemd/journald.conf

Then I’ll apply the settings : sudo systemctl restart systemd-journald

I’ll check if the logs are cleared and clear them myself if it’s not the case :

sudo journalctl --vacuum-size=250M
sudo journalctl --vacuum-time=7d



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2023-09-28 11:08 +0200