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Old 06-29-2001
Question /var/spool/mqueue !!!

I keep having this msg on my SunOS console :

Jun 29 08:57:40 bersimis sendmail[244]: NOQUEUE: low on space (have 0, SMTP-DAEMON needs 101 in /var/spool/mqueue)

I tried to make some space by deleting the files in it, but the msg came back ...

Any tips ?

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Old 06-30-2001
Yes, you might get your results by doing something like <B> du -sb</B> on the root directory where your mqueue is located and post the results against doing a <B>df</B> command. The du command with -sb switch show the summary usage for the directory. df does a similar thing but shows the partitions. If you post the results, we can offer next steps.
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Old 06-11-2002
same problem - /var/spool/mqueue

Dear Neo,
Same problem for me too..

Jun 9 03:10:53 mail sendmail[238]: [ID 801593 mail.alert] NOQUEUE: low on space
(have 0, SMTP-DAEMON needs 101 in /var/spool/mqueue)

# df
/ (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 ): 82486 blocks 380813 files
/proc 0 blocks 3843 files
/dev/fd 0 blocks 0 files
/etc/mnttab 0 blocks 0 files
/var/run 1342224 blocks 26540 files
/tmp 1342224 blocks 26540 files
/export/home 8822732 blocks 646047 files

# df -k

/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 2645310 2604083 0 100% /
/proc 0 0 0 0% /proc
fd 0 0 0 0% /dev/fd
mnttab 0 0 0 0%
swap 671064 0 671064 0%
swap 671648 584 671064 1% /tmp
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 5109622 698256 4360270 14%

How & what to delete to get more space .. ? Jus known that,a copy of all mails sent will be in send-mail folder, What z the location for send-mail directory?

Thanks in advance
# 4  
Old 06-11-2002
Dolly -

You have a configuration problem - you have /var/spool/mqueue in the / filesystem. This is a problem because the bad guys out there can cause your system to hang or crash due to the fact that they can fill up the / partition. You need to look at rebuilding the server as soon as possible.

However, the first thing you should do is post a new thread to this site - this thread is for Wingman21's problem.

Post your OS and version and the mailer you are using (with version).

As a quick tip, look for any files you DON'T need such as core files (insure before you delete them that they are not needed)
Compress any tar files that may be on the server (remember that you are mostly interested in cleaning up / partition).

Post a new thread and copy over the information you have given and the new info requested.
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