adminatater
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Unable To Update With ESXUPDATE

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I keep getting this error, whenever I attempt to apply an update to my ESX 4 server...

#esxupdate --bundle ESX-4.0.0-update01a.zip update

ESX-4.0.0-update01a.zip

Encountered error FileIOError:

The error data is:

Filename - None

Message - I/O Error (28) on file : no space left on device

Errno - 10

Description - Unable to create, write or read a file as expected.

FYI the update is located in /var/updates

Help is appreciated. Smiley Happy

Updated with:

Using the command 'vdf -h' to view what free space is available on hypervisor.

#vdf -h

Filesystem

Size

Used

Avil

Use%

Mounted on

/dev/sdc5

4.9G

4.9G

0

100%

/

/dev/sdb1

1.1G

75M

952M

8%

/boot

/dev/sdb2

2.0G

52M

1.8G

3%

/var/log

/vmfs/device

836G

0

836G

0%

vmfs/devices

/vmfs/volumes/4ae4...

835G

286G

548G

34%

/vmfs/volumes/Storage1

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danm66
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yep, / is full. remove all files /var/spool/esxupdate and /var/core, look for any other files taking up lots of space. check /root and /vmimages for .iso files that may have been uploaded, too.

Oops, ESX4. check /var/cache/esxupdate for previously cached update files, iirc.

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JMandersonBM
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Sorry I can't help, but am having the same problem on one host. The other host, same config, no issue. If I find the answer will post back here.

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danm66
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yep, / is full. remove all files /var/spool/esxupdate and /var/core, look for any other files taking up lots of space. check /root and /vmimages for .iso files that may have been uploaded, too.

Oops, ESX4. check /var/cache/esxupdate for previously cached update files, iirc.

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adminatater
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Thanks, after removing the files in /var/cache/esxupdate & /tmp/updatecache everything installed. Heart

Another thing that caused this problem, was that I SFTP'd all the other updates I needed into the same directory that was full. So I just moved them to a filesystem that could hold them (/var/log).

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mdwasim
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How do I clear /var/cache/esxupdate on ESX 4.0

esxupdate --flushcache is not working..

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illvilja
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Hi,

rm -rf /var/cache/esxupdate will work.



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