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Old 08-28-2013
Directories getting 100% capacity

I am new to using AIX but ive ran into issues with 100% full and then rebooting and having a socket error repeating over and over. My question is, what can I do besides just monitoring to ensure I dont run into these issues? Scripts? anything? Thanks
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Old 08-28-2013
OK, couple things to ponder

Yes, important to monitor disk space. Often a computer needs some temporary space to even start up; hence important to not FILL certain disks.
If for some reason you find yourself constantly filling a drive:
(1) stop it
(2) stop whomever is doing it
(3) create a 50k file (or whatever size best works). then, when you are out of space you can delete the placeholder to gain back some breathing-room space while you work to clean up other files

I know, that 3rd solution is a little weird, but if you need space to re-start the computer, this delete-me-first file might give you enough space to allow a restart to occur.
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Old 08-28-2013
im sorry I am new, thank you for the feedback however, is this situation the same in all Unix flavors?Smilie
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Old 08-28-2013
The symptoms may be different but yes, a full root disk in most any computer is a big problem. And part of the reasons partitions are used, instead of cramming everything into one large volume -- it helps isolate problems.
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