Can't delete any files on my filled up ZFS pool
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.org
Mon Jan 21 14:22:51 PST 2008
Thomas Vogt wrote:
> I need help. My ZFS sytem is filled up. I can't delete any files.
> root at bert:/tank# rm input.wav
> rm: input.wav: No space left on device
I know nothing about ZFS :-) (Well nearly, just reading the ZFS pain
on @freebsd lists is enough to scare me off for now ;-) ) But if I
was stuck on this, with no ZFS experts to quickly ask, I'd guess & try:
It needs more space for another Inode, or extended directory
entry, cos its maybe going to create another inode in a
backup/ deleted entity first, so either:
Maybe su ; rm input.wav # if the concept of extra space still exists
# per "tunefs -m" for root as per UFS etc.
Perhaps more likely:
truncate existing inode to create some space
before deleting it:
cat /dev/null > input.wav ; rm input.wav
Presumably if you filled it as root, B might still empty it.
There will doubtless be better ZFS answers, but could be interesting
to hear if either of above could work.
Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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