Okay, to set the appropriate scene - linux and command line interfaces are not my speciality, so please use big words and clear steps in your replies
So I run a fairly active forum, and we noticed some perf issues, so we increased the size of our DO droplet. This went successfully yesterday, and all was well, though we noted we were low on space overall. Unfortunately, we forgot that a backup was scheduled and overnight, the drive was filled.
The forum became inaccessible. To remedy this, as we could no longer gain access to the discourse admin dashboard, we powered down, and doubled our space.
When resizing the Droplet, the block device is increased when the resize uses the CPU, Memory and Disk option. In most cases, the next boot will detect this within the software running on the Droplet and kick off some steps to update this. In short, the disk has increased in size but needs to update to be properly reflected and I can’t seem to get it to do that because the disk was at 100% usage.
As mentioned, I’m not an expert - I need to understand what I can delete from the /var folder to be able to bring this all back to life without losing the forum itself.
If I look in the /var/backups folder, I see lots of files - can I delete the entire folder, or only certain files? Is there something else I can try to bring this back to life?
If I try: ./launcher cleanup, I get the following error:
This was moderately terrifying and I didn’t continue in case it wiped everything.
If anyone can help/offer advice, I’d really appreciate it.