Unsure of why my var directory is so large
When I run df -h it gives me this
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 950M 336M 566M 38% /
varrun 3.9G 64K 3.9G 1% /var/run
varlock 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /var/lock
udev 3.9G 32K 3.9G 1% /dev
devshm 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda5 4.7G 382M 4.3G 9% /usr
/dev/sda6 4.7G 4.1G 655M 87% /var
/dev/sda7 920G 16G 904G 2% /home
none 3.9G 1.1G 2.9G 28% /tmp
As you can see the /var usage is 87%. So I wanted to see why.
I then tried to look in /var like so
/var# du -hx --max-depth=1
I'm not sure how in the du -hx --max-depth=1 version above it gives a file size of 1.6g but in the first command (df -h) it says the var directory has a file size of 4.1g.
Help would be much appreciated...
Here's some more background
A few days ago I had a high Usage for the /Var just like above. So I tried to remove the .gz files under the apache2 directory.
Somehow instead I managed to remove all of the files in the apache2 directory. BUT the usage size for /var still did not go down.
I have since reinstated the apache2 log files and they are not populating.