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I have RHEL running on one of HP Proliant. Recently my /var went 100%.
I tried looking at some unnecessary files and deleted them. I had allocated 1 GB for /var. I deleted around 400 MB but I dont see any effect. the /var still showing 100%.
I know that after reboot it will show the correct output. But I dont want to reboot the server since lots of user are connected for other purposes.
I just deleted the logs and few unwanted file I dont need either.
Just for info, Is it because of process handling its showing as 100%.
What gonna I restart- Process ? generally we start the service.
If you deleted old archived logs (ending in .tar.gz or .tar.bz2) then you are OK. Generally, Linux & Unix have inode based filesystems. An opened file won't be deleted until it is closed, even if the directory entry is removed.
The process doesn't need the directory entry anymore. Restarting the process that has a file open will close the file & the kernel will finally delete the inode if there aren't other links to it.