[Samba] vfs_recycle folder limit management

Taylor, Jonn jonnt at taylortelephone.com
Thu Sep 26 08:20:57 MDT 2013

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

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


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