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Old 11-20-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Correct Disk Usage

I'm running VMWare on a RedHat 7.3 box. I am getting an error message that I don't have enough space on /tmp (which causes the virtual machines to crash). When I check df -h, it says I have used 801mb with 84% free. Under du -h, it says that I've used 36k. I've checked the /tmp folder every way I can find but there is nothing more than a few 4k files. I did a sync from the cli as well as "df --sync -h" but I still cannot get the 'true' amount of free space/used space.

I can reboot the server as a last resort but it will require me to bring down 8 virtual servers (PRODUCTION servers) in order to be able to reboot the linux side. Any help?
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Sorry, I can't offer a solution to your problem.

But why on earth would you run VMWare on
a production server? I mean, I have the highest
respect for linux, and its stability ... but VMWare
is a hog in both CPU and RAM.

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I am presently running 27 Windows 2000 servers on 4 dual 1-ghz boxen with 2gb of ram. Since each server used to run on a separate 233mhz box with 96 mb, I can save over $110,000 upfront and more in electricity and management with VMWare. I wouldn't suggest it for all applications but it absolutely rocks for the project we are working on. Remember, I am use the GSX server version, not the workstation version. Other than having a known problem with one kernel version (it was a kernel problem with SMP enabled), we have not had a VMWare issue that has caused an outage. It is hard to argue with 6 figure savings and simplified management. It works for us... YMMV.


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