Disk space not freed up after delete files

Problem:

Aftter  remove  files  which  unnecessary  df command still shows  %100  usage for  “/appdata” or  root  filesystem.


 Solution:

  • Linux:

Check  if  is there any  existing  “deleted”  file  for  Linux  machine. Check process and  kill them. The  example which  I added  below  , user  remove nohup.out  file  but  because  of  hanged  process  still getting  %100  usage for  /appdata  mount  point. After  kill  hanged  process  problem fixed.

Total size  of  removed files:

  • Solaris:

-Also you can install  lsof  command for  Solaris and  use same command  which you used  in linux.I always  prefer  to use  IBMlsof instead  of  SMClsof. You can install IBM lsof package  from the  link  which I added  below.

IBMlsof Package  Link

-Another  way find  out  the  process  which  use free  space:

  • HP-UX

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Abdurrahim

I'm a System Engineer with extensive experience and administration skills and works for Interbank Card Center Of Turkey.I provide hardware and software support for the following Unix/Linux and Windows platforms.(Oracle Solaris,HP-UX, Linux, IBM-AIX, Windows Servers)
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