High disk space and inode usage issue
While working on the server I have just discovered that the /periodic/ folder alone is using 173617.07 MB of disk space. That's a lot!
I have checked, it contains a lot of autogenerated files like:
core.15390 (589.2 MB)
core.15436 (589.2 MB)
core.15476 (589.2 MB)
It has 299 'core' files. Now imagine 299 files by 589.2 MB, you get the total.
How come periodic tasks (cron jobs) cause a high disk space and inode usage? By the way I am working on a fresh UNA installation (no member, no photo, no video).
How to reduce or prevent those core dump files from using a lot of disk space?