How to clear apt-cacher cache – Ubuntu 14.04 – apt-cacher: Cache Full

We have a server running apt-cacher to help cache Ubuntu repositories.  However, after about 2 years of usage the disk on the server has filled up.  I discovered this after trying to update my Ubuntu desktop and got the following error:

503  apt-cacher: Cache Full

Here is how to clear the apt-cache cache.

sudo service apt-cacher stop
sudo rm -rf /var/cache/apt-cacher-ng/
sudo mkdir -p /var/cache/apt-cacher-ng/{headers,import,packages,private,temp}
sudo service apt-cacher start

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