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Unable to find the used space from / partition

Hello Experts,

 

I have a problem with the root file system usage. Its 100% utilized and overall if i am calculating the used space with du -sk, then i am only able to get 140 MB (/ is 240MB) out of total allocated space.

 

How can i figure out the remaining used space is where utilized and remove the data, if not required.

 

Please suggesst.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Chirag Parikh

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Re: Unable to find the used space from / partition

Maybe you deleted a file that was still opened?

Hope this helps!
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Re: Unable to find the used space from / partition

How to figure out that and release the occupied space which may hold by those deleted files?
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Re: Unable to find the used space from / partition

Check with fuser -cu  and confirm any specific process access /,then kill those process.

Also go to directory by dirctory confirm any file exist.

Thanks & Regards
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Re: Unable to find the used space from / partition

>How to figure out that and release the occupied space which may hold by those deleted files?

 

You may have to install lsof to find the process and kill it.

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Re: Unable to find the used space from / partition

fuser -cu shows many process but output is not accurate and related only to root user. killing those process may turn in to bad decission. Checking on lsof suggession.

Thanks for your reply.
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Re: Unable to find the used space from / partition

lsof didnt work here correctly, however i got the solution to extend the root filesystem without downtime. Its an online method to extend the root file system which is possible if your all LVOL's of VG00 are mirroroed in two seperate disks.

 

thanks guru's.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Chirag Parikh