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SME Server 5.6 out of disk space

SME Server 5.6 out of disk space
« on: February 11, 2009, 10:52:38 AM »
Before anyone says a word, I know this is an obsolete product, but it has been running happily for years without intervention :-) (since 2002 I think)

I now get an "out of disk space" message during a reboot, and the email is not flowing (it is configured as Server-only with multi-drop email).

Has anybody got any ideas on how to flush some temporary files or something to get it running again?

Thanks,
Derick

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Re: SME Server 5.6 out of disk space
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 10:57:40 AM »
Before anyone says a word, I know this is an obsolete product, but it has been running happily for years without intervention :-) (since 2002 I think)

I now get an "out of disk space" message during a reboot, and the email is not flowing (it is configured as Server-only with multi-drop email).

Has anybody got any ideas on how to flush some temporary files or something to get it running again?

Thanks,
Derick
Did you recently download stuff or receive large e-mails?

Some tricks to find out what is consuming the disk space in general for linux migt help you get started:
To show you which partition/mount point is full:
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df
To tell you which directory (in this case one level below where you are now) is containing which amount of data:
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du --si --max-depth 1You can adjust the maxdepth if you like details on a deeper level.

If you would like this two levels deep from the root you could do something like this:
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cd /
du --si --max-depth 2
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Re: SME Server 5.6 out of disk space
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 04:51:03 AM »
Before anyone says a word, I know this is an obsolete product, but it has been running happily for years without intervention :-) (since 2002 I think)

< Insert obligatory note about what a huge security risk running SME 5.x is here >

Ahhhh, I feel better now 8)

Re: SME Server 5.6 out of disk space
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 08:09:56 AM »
I managed to free up space, but the mail still wouldn't move in or out, so I bit the bullet and upgraded to SME 7.4 . Everything is working again :-)

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Re: SME Server 5.6 out of disk space
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 10:36:28 AM »
Good to hear that everything has worked out. Welcome to the 21st century!  :mrgreen: