Linux free space not reclaimed after deleting large log file solution

This example involves an Aterisk message log of about 26GB, but with any server it usually does not get deleted until the server is stopped/restarted:

asterisk  13729     root    6w   REG       0,41 27277943090   59097971 (deleted) /var/log/asterisk/messages

So if you've deleted a bunch of large logs, make sure you restart the server for them to regain your space.
 


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