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Old 07-10-2003, 02:41 AM   #1
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Exclamation Mail server problem Disk is full!


Hi! Im Ann, I have problem regarding our mail server, I can figure out what keep on eating up the HD space. I have deleted files on /var/log, /var/cache and /tmp directories. I also have tried to remove unneeded applications on the server. Doing these things however did not free up some space. What will I do?

Heres the disk usage of the server

filesystem size Used Avail USe MOunted ON
/dev/hda1 1.9G 1.9G 0 100% /
/dev/hda2 981M 137M 794 15% /home
none 61M 0 61 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda5 6.0G 1.4G 4.3G 24% /var


What should i do??


Can some one help me?


THANKS!

 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:25 AM   #2
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Didn't you post this thread a few days ago?


Edit: Ah, just an update. Posting in the old thread would help people trace the problem from. In any case, do you know how much space you saved up by deleting those files, clearing out the programs, et cetera? Also, it didn't seem to be that you took the repartitioning idea ...

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Old 07-10-2003, 03:35 AM   #3
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Yeah! I know! but I'm too desperate ti have an answer.. I did not took the repartitioning idea..
I only save 1 MB of space, thats not enough...

Sorry if I posted it again.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:37 AM   #4
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Getting rid of all unneccessary program files, erasing /tmp, and clearing your log files only freed 1 Megabyte? That just doesn't sound right. Do you need X on the server? X programs use a lot of space due to having pretty pictures and icons.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:41 AM   #5
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I did not partition the HD coz im afraid to to loose some files.. I have tried to backup the /var, copy it to the other server but same thing, it does not free some space and then I copy it back again to the mail server. I encountered problem regarding postfix on doing that... but i resolved it.. thanks to MasterC.

Someone told me that i can swap the / to dev/hda3 and /var to /dev/hda1.. Do you know how???
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:44 AM   #6
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Off the top of my head, I don't know. However, you mentioned that you tried to backup /var and copied it? Copying does not delete the original file, hence there's no way any filesize has been changed.

Again, though, do you use X? What programs do you use routinely on the server?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:44 AM   #7
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Im sorry its 1G i mean... I did removed the GNOME app.. But still nothing happen
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:45 AM   #8
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You freed up one gig, you mean? That's quite a free-up. Try removing all the programs that are installed with Gnome; everything from xmms to gaim, et cetera; things you have absolutely no use for
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:49 AM   #9
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Im sorry its 1G i mean... I did removed the GNOME app.. But still nothing happen
I guess less than 1G... (15MB?) some app cant be remove becoz of depedencies on other apps.

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Old 07-10-2003, 03:52 AM   #10
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Off the top of my head, I don't know. However, you mentioned that you tried to backup /var and copied it? Copying does not delete the original file, hence there's no way any filesize has been changed.

Again, though, do you use X? What programs do you use routinely on the server?


And I deleted it manually into the server...
 
Old 07-10-2003, 03:52 AM   #11
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15 Megs is quite a bit different than 1 Gig ... as for dependancies and whatnot, what programs are giving you errors like that?
 
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You freed up one gig, you mean? That's quite a free-up. Try removing all the programs that are installed with Gnome; everything from xmms to gaim, et cetera; things you have absolutely no use for
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I have removed gaim, gnome, mozilla, guppi, balsa, bug-buddy, nautilus.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:01 AM   #13
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15 Megs is quite a bit different than 1 Gig ... as for dependancies and whatnot, what programs are giving you errors like that?
when trying to remove the gnome-core

theres an error: removing the oackages would break the dependecies
gnome-core is needed by redhat-config-network-1.0.0-1
libpanel_applet.so.0 is needed by pygnome-applet-1.4.2-3
libpanel_applet.so.0 is needed by redhat-config-network-1.0.0-1
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:49 AM   #14
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t looks like your root is full. deleting files from /var or /tmp will do nothing since they are on a different partition. See if you have any directory thatis not listed in "df" output and see what "du" is for that directory.
 
  


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