Dovecot Problem!!! out of space in disk

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Pabs2000
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Dovecot Problem!!! out of space in disk

Post by Pabs2000 » 2009/09/15 04:29:43

Hello!!

I have Centos 4 and everything was working ok with my dovecot server.

I have one partition / with 10G of space and the /home partition with 200GB (where I keep the Inbox). But this weekend the /partition got filled up with a 100% so there is nothing of space in /.

All the services are running and I can see that the mails keep coming into the server but the users cannot download the mails for some reason.

I have two options; umount the / and put it into another partition (which didn't work for me... ) or free up some space in the disk., which I'm steel finding what archives to erase.

Can anyone help me???

By the way I have different partitions with /usr, /var...

Thanks!

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Dovecot Problem!!! out of space in disk

Post by gerald_clark » 2009/09/15 13:59:10

This isn't a dovecot problem, or even a CentOS problem.
It is a systems planning problem.
Add another drive, and move your mail to the new drive.

In the mean time, shut it down and boot a rescue CD and make some room.

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Re: Dovecot Problem!!! out of space in disk

Post by pjwelsh » 2009/09/15 14:24:37

run[code]find / -size +1024k -mount -type f -exec ls -la {} \;|sort -nb -k +5 [/code]
ignore any /proc or /sys stuff. BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU DELETE!!!!!

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Re: Dovecot Problem!!! out of space in disk

Post by pschaff » 2009/09/15 20:45:08

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Pabs2000 wrote:
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By the way I have different partitions with /usr, /var...
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Speaking of systems planning... This is an example of why the trend is away from using all those separate partitions. You have space available, it is just not where you need it. For the possibility of generating more suggestions you might show the results of[code]
df -h
fdisk -l
[/code]

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