[Samba] vfs_recycle folder limit management

Kevin Field kev at brantaero.com
Thu Sep 26 07:47:38 MDT 2013

Hi all,

Running SerNet Samba 4.0.9 on CentOS 6.4 serving as an AD DC and 
fileshare for XP clients.

Added recycler per the example at 
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions to my 
smb.conf.  Works great.

My concern is that the recycle dir will eventually grow large. 
vfs_recycle's docs mention a parameter for limiting individual file 
sizes, but what's a best practice to prevent the whole recycle folder 
from growing too large?  Cronjob to delete old files when the total is 
past a certain size?  Anyone have a script handy?  (I'm hoping I'm not 
the only one with this problem :)  Seems like it would be a common 


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