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greg24
Regular Advisor

5500 free flash

Hi,



I tried to update my 5500 yesterday only to find out I don't have enough free space in flash. I kept getting error writing local file when I did the ftp command. I did a dir and found an old firmware version. I did a delete s4b03_01_06s56.app (or similar filename) and then did a dir again. The flash wasn't freed. I did a save and then rebooted and the flash still says 4106KB free which isn't enough for the upgrade. What did I need to do to free the flash?



Thanks,



5 REPLIES
Fred_Mancen_1
Super Advisor

Re: 5500 free flash

Hi Greg.



Did you deleted the file using the command "delete ? The 5500 switches still stores the deleted files in the recycle bin after this command; you need to issue the command "reset recycle-bin" in the user view.



To delete a file without store it in the recycle bin the command is "delete /unreserved ".



HTH

greg24
Regular Advisor

Re: 5500 free flash

I didn't empty the recycle bin.



Thanks,



MDella
Advisor

Re: 5500 free flash

Ok, I just had the following... I forgot to use the /unreserved option...

 

Note: This is actually for an A7500 (JD240B) switch, not the 5500, but its comware, is its the same issue

 

When I look, its in the recycle bin (sort of) but I have no idea how to actually delete it out of there as none of the previous delete commands work... Clues? (and yes, I know I can't make that big an upgrade... sigh)

 

<LHR-CORE-SW>dir /all flash:/
Directory of flash:/

   0     -rw-  31456820  Sep 04 2010 15:51:55   s7500e-cmw520-r6605p03.app
   1     -rwh    864024  Sep 04 2010 16:29:42   io_mon.txt
   2     -rw-       490  Sep 19 2010 13:08:19   patchstate
   3     -rwh         4  Sep 19 2010 13:08:57   snmpboots
   4     -rwh      3496  Nov 14 2013 23:05:49   private-data.txt
   5     -rw-      3669  Nov 14 2013 23:06:06   startup.cfg
   6     -rw-       151  Nov 14 2013 23:06:00   system.xml
   7     -rw-  33336923  Nov 15 2013 19:33:16   [7500-cmw520-r6708p03-us.app]

64389 KB total (254 KB free)

<LHR-CORE-SW>

MDella
Advisor

Re: 5500 free flash

Ok, I managed to answer my own question. I'm so used to the manual being useless that its not my first resource anymore... but in this case...

 

<LHR-CORE-SW>reset recycle-bin
Clear flash:/~/7500-cmw520-r6708p03-us.app ?[Y/N]:y
Clearing files from flash may take a long time. Please wait...
...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
%Cleared file flash:/~/7500-cmw520-r6708p03-us.app...
<LHR-CORE-SW>

 

Peter_Debruyne
Honored Contributor

Re: 5500 free flash

I know it is not an intuitive command, but manual seems clear to me:

Look for Fundamentals configuration guide on support site.

 

This is a sample direct link to the pdf:

 

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c02987056-2%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

Look on page 97-98 (File operations, deleting files, recover files and empty recycle-bin).

 

Hope this helps.

 

I do agree that the HP support site should better organize their docs, by release/date/modules etc. Right now all wireless module config guides are stored together with the chassis config guides, which I personally find confusing.

 

Best regards,Peter.