Rogue file in /dev/rmt fills up / file system


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Rogue file in /dev/rmt fills up / file system

Hi Peeps,
Got a very wierd problem (not a show stopper, but really annoying).

I've recovered a system for a DR test and by the looks of it every night (between 1030 and 11pm) it's creating a file called 1hbn in /dev/rmt and literally looks like it's utilizing all the remaining space in / and is filling it up (just over 25GB).

Machine is an M4000 with an LTO4 attached, OS is Solaris 10 Release 8/11 (unpatched)

Any pointers as to what is causing this would be gratefully received.


Thanks in advance

Martin
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Some backup software obviously thinks it accesses a tape but that device is no more there. fuser /dev/rmt/1hbn will tell you what process is this.
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Another possibility of how this came to pass i have described here. Maybe your problem is something similar?

I hope this helps.

bakunin
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