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    /exlibris partition filling up - what files can be deleted?

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 4

    Description:
    When I logged into the server I noticed that the /exlibris partition has become alarmingly full:
    >> df -k
    >> /dev/sda2 144829844 130639412 6833468 96% /exlibris

    The disk usage for each of the folders on that partition is as follows:
    # du -s *
    > 3824876 app
    > 364 backup
    > 8 backup_files
    > 1245104 dist
    > 3133508 ftp_from_exlibris
    > 988 install
    > 579652 installer
    > 16 lost+found
    > 2120248 metalib
    > 20892116 oradata
    > 565072 product
    > 98844788 sfx_ver
    > 88 startup
    > 16 tmp

    We upgraded the server within the last 12 months (including hard drives) so the exlibris partition was under half full; does this growth look "normal" to you?
    Can the files in /ftp_from_exlibris or /installer be removed to free up space for production?
    Please advise.

    Resolution:
    Regarding SFX maintenance, please check sections 2.6 and 4.3.1 of the SFX System Administrator Guide for our cleanup recommendations.

    Regarding Metalib maintenance, as long as you’re done with the MetaLib Installation Kit, you can safely delete the /exlibris/ftp_from_exlibris directory.

    The /exlibris/installer directory actually contains SFX files – you can safely delete that directory as well.

    This won’t give you much space, but if you set up the nightly maintenance jobs in your metalib crontab for v4, it will routinely clean out the $LOGDIR, scratch directory, etc. for MetaLib.

    A default crontab that we recommend customers use is attached.

    You can disregard the two backup cronjobs if you already have a backup plan in place or if you’re using/going to use the separate backup package.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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