Ubuntu111
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How can I cleanup Service Console files???

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I am trying to patch an ESX 3.5 host with host critical updates (using Update Manager) but I keep getting an error stating "Insufficient Disk Space on Datastore - Service Console". I used Putty to show the following:

# df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

-bash: [root@esx35: command not found

/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 4.9G 4.8G 0 100% /

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 99M 27M 67M 29% /boot

none 132M 0 132M 0% /dev/shm

/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 2.0G 196M 1.7G 11% /var/log

# df -ah

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 4.9G 4.7G 0 100% /

none 0 0 0 - /proc

none 0 0 0 - /dev/pts

usbdevfs 0 0 0 - /proc/bus/usb

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 99M 27M 67M 29% /boot

none 132M 0 132M 0% /dev/shm

/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 2.0G 198M 1.7G 11% /var/log

Can I delete any of the files using WinSCP? I am not sure which ones can safely be deleted? Thanks.

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danm66
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something irregular is happening to fill up the disk...

Look in /var/core it may have some core files in there. You can delete any files in this directory.

do a search for any iso files you uploaded 'find / -name *.iso' There should be some .iso's under vmimages for vmware tools installation, so do not delete those ones but any others that were uploaded by an administrator should be deleted or moved to a datastore (/vmfs/volumes/datastorename).

has some more info for cleaning up space.

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danm66
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something irregular is happening to fill up the disk...

Look in /var/core it may have some core files in there. You can delete any files in this directory.

do a search for any iso files you uploaded 'find / -name *.iso' There should be some .iso's under vmimages for vmware tools installation, so do not delete those ones but any others that were uploaded by an administrator should be deleted or moved to a datastore (/vmfs/volumes/datastorename).

has some more info for cleaning up space.

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Ubuntu111
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I have deleted a few ISOs that I no longer need and there is now additional free space when running df. Thanks.

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TheStar
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I had the same problem, and i sow your answer and the link you placed here. I did what you said and t worked fine.

Thank's

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