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    System Cleanup Recommendations to Free Disk Space

    • Product: SFX
    • Product Version: 4
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Local


    For proper SFX functionality, the /exlibris mount must have at least 10% of available disk-space.

    In order to check the disk space, log onto the SFX server, and run:

    df -h

    Look for the following in the output:

    ​Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                          350G  166G  185G  48% /exlibris

    The Use% should be less than 90%.


    1. Log into the server as the SFX instance user.
    2. From anywhere in the server, type:


    1. Choose:
    2 Filesystem maintenance


    1. Select one of the following options to run a cleanup task:
    1 Clean /exlibris/sfx_ver/sfx4_1/tmp/ (only by sfxglb41)
    2 Clean Apache log
    3 Clean Mysql log
    4 Clean /exlibris/sfx_ver/sfx4_1/<instance>/logs/
    5 Clean /exlibris/sfx_ver/sfx4_1/<instance>/dbs/scratch/
    6 Clean /exlibris/sfx_ver/sfx4_1/<instance>/export/


    For options 1, 4, 5 and 6, the following is displayed:

    Prompt for removal of each file? [Y/n]


    Please see the "File System Maintenance" section of the SFX System Administration Guide.pdf for detailed information regarding each of these tasks.

    Additional Information

    Information regarding suggested frequencies for the maintenance tasks is available in Appendix C - "Maintenance Task Checklist" of the SFX System Administration Guide.pdf

    • Article last edited: 17-May-2016
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