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HPquestion
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vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

root file system became full while I am doing the fbackup. It seems I have used a wrong device name /dev/rmt/3m instead /dev/rmt/2m while doing the backup. How can I fix this. Thanks for all your help.
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Dennis Handly
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Re: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

Just kill the backup and remove /dev/rmt/3m.
HPquestion
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Re: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

typo...I meant

Can I safely remove the /dev/rmt/3m file? Instead of creating a space situation in root file system, WHY HP-UX is not smart enough to give an error message on 3m instead?
Dennis Handly
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Re: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

>can I safely remove the /dev/rmt/3m file?

Sure, you'll need to restart the backup.

>Why is not HP-UX smart enough to give an error message on 3m instead?

Because that's a valid file, though a common mistake. There is no advanced AI technology to determine you made a typo and it shouldn't create a regular file in /dev/.

Peter7
Occasional Visitor

Re: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

Thanks for your reply. I am experience same challenge now. I have removed the UPS device manually but still cannot access the server. I still get the message " msgcnt 112 vxfs: mesg 001: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full (1 block ext)

Todd McDaniel_1
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Re: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

you need available space to login to the server. You will have to reboot in single user mode so you can cleanup the filesystem.

 

 

Unix, the other white meat.
madhu22
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Re: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full

You  have to reboot the server and go in to single user mode.

 

run fsck for /usr LV and mount /usr for rm command to work.

 

free up the space and move to init 3.

 

 

regards

 

Madhu