Clear Squid Cache And re-create Cache Directories

Clear Squid Cache And re-create Cache Directories

Question : how to clear squid cache directory ?

Step 1

Find Squid cache directory location

# grep cache_dir /etc/squid/squid.conf

Step 2

Restart Squid with an empty cache
# squid -k shutdown
Step 3

Delete the  Cache directory by following command 
# rm -rf  < your cache dir path >
# rm -rf /var/spool/squid/
Step 4

Now Create Directory 

# mkdir /var/spool/squid
Step 5 

Set Permission

# chown squid:squid /var/spool/squid

SELinux user : command

# restorecon -vr /var/spool/squid

Step 6

Re-create the cache directories
# squid -z

Step 7 
# service squid restart



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