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vcenter 6.5 U2g, Filesystem holding VMware Postgres service error logs is running low on available space

I have a vcenter 6.5 U2g, that shows the warning "Filesystem holding VMware Postgres service error logs is running low on available space"

I tried to find the reason via ssh with 'df -h' and saw, that the consumption is at 'storage/log/'

Filesystem                                Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

devtmpfs                                   12G     0   12G   0% /dev

tmpfs                                      12G   28K   12G   1% /dev/shm

tmpfs                                      12G  684K   12G   1% /run

tmpfs                                      12G     0   12G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup

/dev/sda3                                  11G  5.7G  4.4G  57% /

tmpfs                                      12G  1.3M   12G   1% /tmp

/dev/mapper/autodeploy_vg-autodeploy       25G   45M   24G   1% /storage/autodeploy

/dev/mapper/imagebuilder_vg-imagebuilder   25G   45M   24G   1% /storage/imagebuilder

/dev/mapper/db_vg-db                       25G  3.6G   20G  16% /storage/db

/dev/mapper/core_vg-core                   50G  218M   47G   1% /storage/core

/dev/mapper/updatemgr_vg-updatemgr         99G  2.7G   91G   3% /storage/updatemgr

/dev/mapper/netdump_vg-netdump            9.8G   23M  9.2G   1% /storage/netdump

/dev/sda1                                 120M   35M   80M  30% /boot

/dev/mapper/seat_vg-seat                  542G   31G  484G   6% /storage/seat

/dev/mapper/log_vg-log                     35G   32G  1.6G  96% /storage/log

/dev/mapper/dblog_vg-dblog                 25G  9.5G   14G  41% /storage/dblog

tmpfs                                     1.0M     0  1.0M   0% /var/spool/snmp

With a 'du -k' i found, that there is the directory '/storage/log/vmware/esx' with a consumption of 28G.

Four of my ESXi-Hosts are storing Logfiles with several GBs inside.

What can i do to prevent this? Do I have to limit a setting in the syslog collector?

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Use VCSA/ESXi to send logs to remote syslog and not ESXi to send to VCSA . That's a bad configuration decision .

Regards,

AJ

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