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Administering an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration

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Updated: November 2019

Repairing a Full /var File System

Both Oracle Solaris software and Oracle Solaris Cluster software write error messages to the /var/adm/messages file, which over time can fill the /var file system. If a cluster node's /var file system fills up, Oracle Solaris Cluster might not be able to start on that node at the next boot up. Additionally, you might not be able to log in to the node.

How to Repair a Full /var File System

If a node reports a full /var file system and continues to run Oracle Solaris Cluster services, use this procedure to clear the full file system. Refer to Removing Old or Inactive Files in Managing Devices in Oracle Solaris 11.4 for more information.

  1. Assume the root role on the cluster node with the full /var file system.
  2. Clear the full file system.

    For example, delete nonessential files that are contained in the file system, like core files or system core files under /var/crash.