The temporary directory of Indico grows unexpectedly


I received a warning from our monitoring system that the disk usage on our Indico server
had grown a lot during the last 24 hours.

Question: How to know if this is an issue? How to troubleshoot?

The installation directory is located on another drive and the partition is mounted under:


When I look at /mnt/data/inidico/tmp then I see:

# ls -lhtr
total 9.3G
drwxr-x--- 2 indico www-data 4.0K Oct 16 04:00 indico-texgen-IpdBZp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data 174M Nov  4 19:16 tmpXi8T6_indico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data 174M Nov  4 19:17 tmpbHnyddindico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data 171M Nov  4 19:18 tmpLTGh_findico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data 2.4G Nov  5 07:09 tmpXK4kRZindico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data 3.2G Nov  5 12:02 tmppJcYn9indico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data  53M Nov  5 16:01 tmpMkCkZNindico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data 3.2G Nov  5 16:03 tmplPXyQQindico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data  53M Nov  5 16:36 tmp5ZHlR8indico.tmp
-rw-r----- 1 indico www-data  16K Nov  5 17:15 celerybeat-schedule

Thank you in advance.

Additional information
Directory sizes on server Indico

/mnt/data - 72G
/mnt/data/indico - 46G
/mnt/data/indico/tmp - 14G
/mnt/data/indico-legacy - 27G

Could be large material packages created in some event. Temporary files are deleted regularly, so unless you have a space issue, this shouldn’t be a problem.

In any case, it’s generally safe to delete files from the tmp folder.

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