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Frequent Advisor

file system full

while checking filesystem space utilizaion using bdf Command
it shows
Filesys kb used avail %used Mounted on
/dev/root 10256384 10256112 272 100% /

While checking, it is not existing.
Needs help for removing this file system?

T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: file system full

#du -kx /|sort -nr|less
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: file system full


What not existing? /dev/root logical volume?

It looks you have booted the server into multiuser mode directly from LVM maintanance mode..

Run the below commands..

# vgchange -a y /dev/vg00
# mv /etc/mnttab /etc/mnttab.old
# mount -a

Anyway your root filesystem is 100% which needs to be cleaned up immediately.

#du -xk / |sort -nr |head -20 -> Will give the top 20 directories consumes more space on root.

Find if any core files and delete it.

#find / -xdev -name core

Best wishes,

sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: file system full


Thats true, your system is having the root Filesystem as filed up, you need to rmove somefiles or you will not be able to logon and also that it shall soon vause very big problems.

but the root seems to be mounted as /dev/root and not as /dev/vg00/lvol3

can you please post the /etc/fstab file , how this looks.

find for the any files with the name of core in the system and can remove.

#find / -name core

You are having a 10 GB root, can you also post the entire bdf and cat /etc/fstab
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: file system full


Files don't belong on the / (root) file system.

Nothing bigger than a configuration file.

Root is for device files, configuration files, and folders for file system mounts.

actual data belongs elsewhere.

If you are doing system auditing, this defaults to root and needs to be directed to a mounted file system.

The du command will let you know where the big directories are.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation