Missing wtmp file

We have a server running Siemens Hipath PABX whose wtmp file in the /var/log/ was accidentally deleted. Can someone help with the reconstruction of this file. Is it possible to copy it from another machine?


  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner

    @epk Hi and welcome to the Forum :)
    Better to recreate.... As root user;

    touch /var/log/wtmp
    chown root:utmp /var/log/wtmp
    chmod 0644 /var/log/wtmp
  • I am getting the following message: touch: cannot touch `/var/log/wtmp': No space left on device

  • my var usage is indicating 49% I don't understand how I am getting that message.

  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner

    @epk Hi, sounds like it may have been a bit more than just file removal, check all the permissions?

    Are you using btrfs?

    Can you show the output from;

  • The problem was with the /var/spool/postfix/maildrop folder. I deleted number of quelled mails and there seem to be some good response.

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