problem with expiring and emmergency at spool...

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Jun 10 22:45:21 UTC 2002

ali mutlu aydin <alimutluaydin at> writes:

> my server storage capacity is smaal. my server handles only comp.* hierarcy. 
> moderated gruops were expired at 25 days but i change that to 20 days and 
> others were expired at 20 days but i change that to 15 days. After that 
> spool (size) did not become smaller . What is reason of this situation?

What storage method are you using?

> when %94 of storage capacity was used, according to logs,expireover had 
> processed about 250 000 articles and expire had processed 500 000. After 
> that i changed expire.ctl by reducing expiring period. Now according to 
> logs, expireover has processed about 195 000 articles and expire has 
> processed 595 000..

That's fairly normal.  All those expired articles are still being retained
in your history file.  You may want to check /remember/ in expire.ctl and
possibly reduce it somewhat (making the matching reduction to artcutoff in

How long has the server been running and accepting articles?  And what
storage capacity is nearly full, overview or the regular spool?  What
overview method are you using?

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