I have been running this suse server for over a year with no issues till a few days ago, vnc locked down as did my web server. Thanks to your members here we found out what was happening.
412M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/8425M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/A 543M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/D 586M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/6 584M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/B 584M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/2 du: cannot access `/var/spool/postfix/deferred/3/36BDC1D3A2': No such file or directory du: cannot access `/var/spool/postfix/deferred/3/34E6344C36': No such file or directory 555M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/3 562M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/E 557M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/9 482M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/7 494M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/C 573M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/4 548M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/0 153M /var/spool/postfix/deferred/F 7.8G /var/spool/postfix/deferred 4.0K /var/spool/postfix/trace
These big files filling up, no it took over a year for it to full up and after I ran the code below it deleted almost 63k messages.
ws-19476:/home/administrator # postsuper -d ALL deferred postsuper: Deleted: 62925 messages
That free’d up 14 gigs of space for me. Less than 24hrs the exact same folders have filled up and locked the server down. What can I do to disable these messages or find out why its happening ? Should I disable them ? Can it be limited to only important things ?