[Samba] vfs_recycle folder limit management

Taylor, Jonn jonnt at taylortelephone.com
Thu Sep 26 08:37:07 MDT 2013

On 09/26/2013 09:24 AM, Kevin Field wrote:
> On 2013-09-26 10:20 AM, Taylor, Jonn wrote:
>> On 09/26/2013 08:47 AM, Kevin Field wrote:
>>> 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
>>> concern...)
>>> Thanks,
>>> Kev
>> I use a script to cleanup the deleted files and run it daily with cron.
>> cat /usr/bin/cleanupold
>> #!/bin/bash
>> find /var/share/.recycle/* -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;
>> In /var/spool/cron/root
>> @daily    /usr/bin/cleanupold > /dev/null 2>&1 #Cleanup old audio files
>> Jonn
> Thanks John, but I meant more so is there a way to have it look at the 
> total size of the recycle dir too?  I.e. only delete stale files when 
> it needs to to stay within a limit, and also even delete not-so-stale 
> files if it needs to because there have been too many GB deleted 
> lately to keep 30 days worth (or whatever) around?
> Thanks again,
> Kev
This will find files larger than 50MB.

find /var/share/.recycle/* -type f -size +50000k -exec rm {} \;

Look at the man pages for find to get more options.


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