var Filesystem Full Help
derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Apr 3 19:31:42 UTC 2007
I would reboot and run fsck in single user mode. The reboot will clear any
old open files that may be causing the drive full problem.
At 11:59 AM 4/3/2007, Sean Murphy wrote:
>Sean Murphy wrote:
>>I am getting these errors on my var filesystem but df -h shows there is
>>plenty of space available.
>>I am running FreeBSD 5.4
>>muse2# df -h
>>Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
>>/dev/amrd0s1a 989M 56M 854M 6% /
>>devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
>>/dev/amrd0s1e 989M 32M 878M 4% /tmp
>>/dev/amrd0s1f 9.5G 4.2G 4.6G 48% /usr
>>/dev/amrd0s1g 245G 9.4G 216G 4% /usr/home
>>/dev/amrd0s1d 1.9G 526M 1.3G 29% /var
>>muse2# tail /var/log/messages
>>Apr 3 09:00:44 muse2 kernel: pid 537 (mimedefang), uid 26 inumber 126291
>>on /var: filesystem full
>>Apr 3 09:09:55 muse2 kernel: pid 52000 (httpd), uid 80 inumber 170037 on
>>/var: filesystem full
>>Apr 3 09:12:59 muse2 kernel: pid 34758 (mimedefang), uid 26 inumber
>>127701 on /var: filesystem full
>>I have restarted the mimdefang process but I get the same messages.
>>What can I do?
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>>Purge some old log files to start with. However according to your df
>>above you should have plenty of room
>I have deleted logs and lost+found but the same messages still show up.
>>Check df -i as you may have run out of inodes rather than out of file space.
>Looks as though I have plenty of inodes
>muse2# df -i
>Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity iused ifree
>%iused Mounted on
>/dev/amrd0s1a 1012974 57694 874244 6% 1520 139790 1% /
>devfs 1 1 0 100% 0 0
>/dev/amrd0s1e 1012974 33192 898746 4% 11141 130169
>/dev/amrd0s1f 9938894 4368142 4775642 48% 279371 1015987
>/dev/amrd0s1g 257098734 9794488 226736348 4% 113153 33118717
>/dev/amrd0s1d 2026030 510498 1353450 27% 866 281756
>>Have you rebooted since the
>>problem showed up?
>I have not rebooted yet
>can I fun fsck on a live filesystem or do I have to drop into single usermode?
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