[Solved] no space left on sd-card, reason: large nginx log

first of all: Thanks for volumio :wink:
After using volumio on Raspi B+ for some months, I got some strange behaviour, here are just a few examples:

  1. Sometimes theres no “Webradio” button
  2. Some Radio stations didnt work anymore
  3. Sometimes theres no Nas Button

I found out that the filesystem was full.
Theres one large File /var/log/nginx/access.log, which had 667.9MB
(just to mention, there was another large file /var/log/mpd/mpd.log with 130,5MB, but this size is ok, cause it depends mainly on the number of music files )

I dont really have a Problem with this, but I searched within this forum for a similar topic and didnt find much.

So I think I should ask if the developer(s) should take care of remaing space on the card and the log-Files ?
Did I ask now? I think I did :wink:
Best Regards, lenni

I did check the access.log-File, and I found out, that every second the file got ca. 10 new log-Entries, here are just 2 of them: - - [31/Dec/2014:06:11:20 +0000] "GET /_player_engine.php?state=undefined&_=1420006275508 HTTP/1.1" 200 158 "http://volumio.local/" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/39.0.2171.65 Chrome/39.0.2171.65 Safari/537.36" - - [31/Dec/2014:06:11:20 +0000] "GET /_player_engine.php?state=undefined&_=1420006275585 HTTP/1.1" 200 158 "http://volumio.local/" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/39.0.2171.65 Chrome/39.0.2171.65 Safari/537.36"

Some more info The first entry in my access.log is dated on 28.10.2014 and the last one on 17.1.2015, a less access.log | wc gets 2326457 53496539 667930624
I have the actual Version of Volumio (1.5) installed and did install the squeezebox-client additionally - Nothing else.

I got the same Problem (disk full) again, and now I know why :wink:
In short: Its a Raspi B+, volumio 1.5 (with additionally installed squeezelite, I think this doesnt matter)
While volumio is “opened” in Browser, every 5 Seconds (or 12 times per minute) the /var/log/nginx/access.log gets an entry.
This Entry has (in my case) a size of 285 Bytes (and, by the way, the Entries are of course very redundant, just the _-Parameter and the time changes between the Entries :wink: ).
As I did nearly never closed the Browser within the last weeks, the file increased rapidly.
285 Bytes * 12 * 60 * 24 = 4924800 = 5MB per day.
Of course every “Browseraction” within Volumio produces additionally Entries in access.log, so after 100days I can be sure to have no space left on my sdard (its the “Standard” 1,5GB Partition) and a access.log bigger than 600MBs.
Then I have to remove the access-log manually to get Volumio working.
So the only Solution is not to leave the Browser opened all day?
Best Regards, Lenni

You could disable logging of web accesses by changing access_log to a comment in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

sudo nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

#start server1 section server { listen 80; #access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log; location / { root /var/www;

As you’ve found out every time the browser accesses the interface, whether there’s a problem or not. Filling up the disk.

I do have volumio 1.55 some time running at my beaglebone. Trying to get spotify connect on it i encountered severe space problems. In my case it’s the wtmp that’s causing the problem:

root@volumio:/var/log# ls -hl /var/log/wtmp
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 374M Jan 14 15:17 /var/log/wtmp

Googled around:
“The /var/log/wtmp and /var/run/utmp files contain the login records for all users on your system. Their integrity must be maintained because they can be used to determine when and from where a user (or potential intruder) has entered your system. These files should also have 644 permissions, without affecting normal system operation.”

It should be save to remove it… So I did remove it, my df indicates 67% again.
Does anyone have experience with this issue?

You have intruders. Change the default passwords for volumio, pi, root.
It should not grow much unless you login via SSH all the time.