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I got this error on my Gray-log server, upon troubleshooting I found that the disk was 100% full and was unable to start elastic search mongodb and etcd while checking gray-log server status with command
#graylog-ctl status

Solution to this problem was obvious that I have to clean some disk space to get gray-log working again but what file should I delete was my next thought!

Upon googling I found that I could safely delete the old log files of elastic search to free up the space.

So I stopped gray-log server with

$sudo graylog-ctl stop

My gray-log installation path for elasticsearch logs was at


Listed the files at this path

root@graylog:/var/opt/graylog/data/elasticsearch/graylog/nodes/0/indices# ls -al

drwx------ 7 graylog graylog 4096 Aug 12  2016 graylog_0
drwx------ 7 graylog graylog 4096 Aug  3  2017 graylog_1

I deleted one old log folder "graylog_0" which had consumed disk space of around 5 GB inside it.

root@graylog:/var/opt/graylog/data/elasticsearch/graylog/nodes/0/indices# rm -R graylog_0/

After deleting the log folder I restarted the graylog server

root@graylog:~# graylog-ctl start

Now I can access graylog server, all my configuration and dashboards are in place and working good. But I am getting an error for etcd (for clustering of node) of database corruption, a type of file "wal" is not accessible.

Since this is the only of my node and not a cluster configuration, I deleted the etcd folder and reconfigured the graylog server.

Delete the etcd folder here

root@graylog:~#/var/opt/graylog/data/rm -R etcd

root@graylog:~#/var/opt/graylog/data/graylog-ctl reconfigure

Now i can see the working status of all service with graylog as below

root@graylog:/var/opt/graylog/data/etcd/member# graylog-ctl status
run: elasticsearch: (pid 4437) 21s; run: log: (pid 876) 1059s
run: etcd: (pid 4272) 25s; run: log: (pid 891) 1059s
run: graylog-server: (pid 4490) 20s; run: log: (pid 857) 1059s
run: mongodb: (pid 4314) 23s; run: log: (pid 890) 1059s
run: nginx: (pid 4515) 20s; run: log: (pid 856) 1059s