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Old 05-03-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Disk full. Deleted files but no space available.


Hello.

My main storage partition got full, so I'm deleting files to make room. However, df -k keeps reporting no space available on that partition (/disk). Here's the output of the command several minutes apart while another process is deleting a 30G of space:

What can I do to make the space available immediately?
THANK YOU all for your help!

Antonio.

[root@qonos log]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 2063504 1371528 587156 71% /
/dev/sda1 1035660 78484 904568 8% /boot
none 1036972 0 1036972 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda7 603989780 585522744 0 100% /disk
/dev/sda2 3099292 2566900 374956 88% /usr
/dev/sda3 3099292 954572 1987284 33% /var
[root@qonos log]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 2063504 1371528 587156 71% /
/dev/sda1 1035660 78484 904568 8% /boot
none 1036972 0 1036972 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda7 603989780 585283680 0 100% /disk
/dev/sda2 3099292 2566900 374956 88% /usr
/dev/sda3 3099292 955100 1986756 33% /var
[root@qonos log]#
 
Old 05-03-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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The most common explanation is that you delete a file that's
still being written to while you delete it. The space it
occupies will only be released once the process stops.

If you can't find (and kill) the process a reboot should help.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
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If you are deleting using the GUI, then you may need to empty the trash.
 
Old 05-03-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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I kept deleting files and once it got to a certain point, my space started appearing back in the space available column. I did remove the trash but that was a couple of hours before I posted the message, so I don't think that was preventing the space from being reported as available again.

As per any processes, I checked all cron jobs and all running processes but didn't find anything that could have being causing the issue. I didn't have to reboot :-)

Anyway, I ges it needed to have a certain amount of space before releasing it for general use.

Thank you all!!! :-)
 
  


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