Monthly Archives: December 2014

Disk full but free space left on linux server — inode limit

Servers with many small files We are running some web servers at the institute which serve tons of files. The files are images of protein structures, and many meta data files for the images. The meta data is very small, … Continue reading

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PostgreSQL server: auto vaccum not running and log entry ‘could not bind socket for statistics collector’

I recently had quite a bit of trouble with a PostgreSQL 9.3 server under linux. Auto-vaccum was not running even though it was enabled in the config file. The log file under /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_log/ had the following entry: 2014-12-02 15:27:36 CET … Continue reading

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