[OpenAFS] Full disk woes

Steve Devine sdevine@msu.edu
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 09:58:27 -0400

Hartmut Reuter wrote:
> Steve Devine wrote:
>> I committed the cardinal sin of letting a server partition fill up.
>> I have tried vos remove and vos zap .. I can't get rid of any
>> vols.Volume management fails on this machine.
>> Its the old style (non namei) fileserver. It doesn't seem like I can
>> just "rm the V#####.vol" can I?
>> Any help?
> To remove the small V#####.vol files doesn't help, they are really
> only 76 bytes long.
> What happens if you do a "vos remove" or a "vos zap"?
both commands fail. Even when I use force.
> Go the volumes away and the free space seems as low as before?
> This can happen, if you only removed readonly and backup volumes which
> typically can free only the space used by their metadata while the
> space used by their files and directories is shared between them and
> the RW volume. But, of course, you don't want to remove your RW-volumes.
> May be, if you have removed all RO- and BK- volumes you have enough
> free space for the temporary volume being created when you try to move
> your smallest RW-volume to another partition/server.
> There is also a "-live" option for the vos move command which should
> doe the move without creating a clone. I suppose it has been written
> for such cases.
> Good luck,
> Hartmut
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Steve Devine
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