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/ directory is 100% full

Dear experts
My / directory shows 100% full. What should I do???
What is normal size and
how can I prevent it.
I am using Solaris 8 on an Ultra 60.
Thanks for your advises.
Reza
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First, don't do what this person did

Next, look to see how your filesystems are laid out - is everything under / ? If you do a df -kl, what shows up?


If /var is not it's own partition, then you can look into /var/adm/ to see if there are files you can trim down - it's up to you to not delete something that is needed. Check /var/crash/`hostname` for any core files such as unix.xx and vmcore.xx (where xx is a number). These can be removed with no issues.

Check for core files in / - these are usually large and are caused when a application or program crashes and leaves a core file for diagnostics. Check when each was made (ls -l filename) and the type of file it is (file filename).
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I have found a user home directory defined under /usr , does it affect??
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That depends on what decisions were made when your OS was installed. We have no way of telling what filesystems you have. Post the output from the command "df -k".
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If you want to find problem yourself -
first - see the output of df to exclude other mount points
then use du
for example
# du -d / - whis can help you to locate
it will show size of folders in root directory.
then go to the biggest directory and type
# ls -Fha - whis command show you all files and ther sizes in human readable format.
if you will not find big files but you will see big directory
# cd big_directory
and again use du and ls
repeat this until you find too big file (may be it will be look like some_thing.core)

may be this help you.
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Originally Posted by RTM
First, don't do what this person did

Next, look to see how your filesystems are laid out - is everything under / ? If you do a df -kl, what shows up?


If /var is not it's own partition, then you can look into /var/adm/ to see if there are files you can trim down - it's up to you to not delete something that is needed. Check /var/crash/`hostname` for any core files such as unix.xx and vmcore.xx (where xx is a number). These can be removed with no issues.

Check for core files in / - these are usually large and are caused when a application or program crashes and leaves a core file for diagnostics. Check when each was made (ls -l filename) and the type of file it is (file filename).

Thanks for your reply. It helped me a lot.
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Thanks

Thanks a lot for sending me replies. I could manage it by removing those crash and core files and some other files. Now I have 47% used space in / directory.
Thanks again
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