How to reduce the space consumed by ceilometer database ?

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Issue

  • The OpenStack controller falls short of space due to increasing size of ceilometer database .
  • How to shrink / reduce the space consumed by ceilometer database ?
  • Can the data in ceilometer be configured to cleared after a number of days ?
  • Can the older data be configured to purged consistently ?
  • Why is the size of /var/lib/mongodb increasing gradually ?
  • How to reduce the size of mongodb
  • How to reduce the size of ceilometer mongodb

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Openstack Platform 5.0.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Openstack Platform 6.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Openstack Platform 7.0
  • Red Hat Openstack Platform 8.0

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