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SAVFL MR12 - VirusDef not being cleaned up

Created: 23 Nov 2011 • Updated: 23 Nov 2011 | 2 comments

Good afternoon everyone.

 I am runnig SAVFL MR12 on my Linux box and I just realized that the directory /opt/Symantec/virusdefs is about 1.9 GB of disk space.

That's what I can see right now :

virusdefs]# du -h . 
310M        ./tmp7419a525 
4.0K        ./tmp76e783a5 
266M        ./20111113.005 
234M        ./binhub 
4.0K        ./tmp27bc70f0 
234M        ./tmpc771901 
2.5M        ./tmp49f04f2b 
4.0K        ./tmp4ba80351 
236M        ./tmp74d6fd31 
4.0K        ./incoming 
310M        ./tmp5a96b35 
266M        ./20111114.004 
4.0K        ./texthub 

My questions are :

- Can I remove some of these files/directories ?

- Is there any action to take before/after remove them ?

Please let me know if do you need any other information


Renato Granzoto

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BenDC's picture

Moving to the SAV/SEP forum for better visiblity.

Mick2009's picture

Hi Renato,

Just stumbled across this thread today - have you already fixed the issue?

That behavior does sound odd.  How old are the oldest files?  Do the oldest ones get deleted?

If need be, here is a good article on how to clean up those directories:

How to remediate virus definitions in Symantec Antivirus for Linux (SAVFL) 1.0.x
Article: TECH93435 | Created: 2009-01-15 | Updated: 2011-05-19 |
Article URL  

Hope this helps!


With thanks and best regards,