Purge Old System Logs

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

You should delete USM Appliance system logs and/or old event logs on a regular basis, otherwise the appliance may run out of space. Starting from version 5.2.1, USM Appliance adds a pre-check to its update-script so that the update fails if the machine does not have enough disk space.

To purge old system logs and/or clear system update caches

  1. Connect to the AlienVault Console through SSH and use your credentials to log in.

    The AlienVault Setup menu displays.

  2. Select Maintenance & Troubleshooting.
  3. Select Maintain Disk and Logs.
  4. Select Clear System Update Caches to remove the local repository of the downloaded package files.
  5. Alternatively, select Purge Old System Logs to remove the compressed (.gz) files in /var/log.
  6. Press Enter after the process completes.