Bash Script To Find and Delete All Files Except Some When the filesystem reaches a specific size


# This script checks if the /siebel filesystem reaches the warning limit of free space
# And then delete the old logs except those of last 12 hours

warninglimit=1572864    # This number is in KB, it’s equal to 1.5 GB,
                        # KB is used to avoid floating point numbers

filesystem=”/siebel”   # The filesystem to be monitored

size=`df -k $filesystem|grep $filesystem|awk ‘{ print $3; }’`   # Extract size of /siebel Filesystem in KB

if [ $size -le $warninglimit ]  # If fs size is less than warning lim.
              find /siebel/siebsrvr/enterprises/ESPRD/$HOSTNAME/log -cmin +720 \( ! -name “ESPRD*” \) | xargs rm  # Delete log files that are more than 12 hours old from now (except those starting with “ESPRD”)

Credit goes to Osama Magdy for the above script.

About SoCRaT

Systems Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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