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/ 100% full

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Valued Contributor

Re: / 100% full

Hi Raju,

if you are able to login,
please execute the below command
( command will delete the "core" files which is mounted on /)

# find . -name core -exec file {} \; -exec rm -i {} \;

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: / 100% full

you have to delete OR move some files not necessary on root for you. If you still need more space you have to extend root.
melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: / 100% full

go look at places like /dev and see if there are any normal files. Many times files egt created during actions where a typing error occurs.
For example, using dd and setting the of=/dev/nul creates a normal file rather than sending it to the bit bucket /dev/null

Another favourite one is /dev/rmt/om instead of /dev/rmt/0m
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Laerte Cardoso
Frequent Advisor

Re: / 100% full

Some possibilities:

du /dev
Maybe a big raw devices

du /etc/lvmconf
maybe some "*.old" of old vg´s

see at "/.secure/etc/"
sometimes "audfile*" is very big

core files

Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: / 100% full

The best way to resolve this is to look at the directory sizes (du) first:

du -kx | sort -rn | head -20

The directories /etc and /sbin must the largest under /. Any other directories must be much smaller. If not, those directories don't belong in / or they have files that should not be that large, or a large number of small files.

You may also find / is using a large amount of space. Sort the directory by size:

ll / | sort -rnk5 | head -20

Bill Hassell, sysadmin