Welcome to the club..... its quite often that a VCSA partition runs out of free space.
du -sh *
to identify the folder which holds most of the data and than go deeper and deeper. But please be carefull because for normal people its /storage/log which runs out of space.
My VCSA 6.5 doesnt have a /storage/archive to i cant tell you whats in and its save to remove.
This happened to me a few weeks ago, and after I expanded the drive a couple of times it kept filling! I logged a call with VMware and they informed me that this is actually by design(!). It's an engineering change to use all available space on that disk (it is transaction log archiving); there is apparently automatic housekeeping that will remove the oldest files but not before the health status of the appliance is flagged as critical and our own in-house monitoring complains...
I was told a KB article is in preparation for this and a fix is possibly coming in 6.7 U2. We just stopped monitoring space on that disk and all remains well!
This doesnt look like a bug however as per design looks like:
The filesystem is intentionally filled up.
We should not run the disk usage check on /storage/archive since it can and will run at 100% full per design.
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Unfortunately, I found out about this after increasing the partition a few times and now I have 270GB of *.gz files in this partition. Are these safe to delete until the fix in U2 is put into place? Suggestions are welcome.
I dont see a supported/recommended way to manually clear or delete files from storage/archive.
Because as it is stated in article: it is aimed at storing as much WAL history as possible, and is automatically cleaned up by the archiver service by removing automatically the oldest WAL segments.
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I have upgraded my Vcenter 6.5 directly to 6.7U1b, and I do experience that issue.
95% of disk usage with files in /storage/archive/vpostgres and dated from 2019-02-01 to 2019-02-11
Its by design that this /storage/archive runs up to 100% and than older files are deleted to make place for new ones. The "bug" which exists in 6.7 was that VAMI reports an full filesystem. This is fixed in 6.7u2 i think.
BTW, This issue is resolved in 6.7 Update 1b as per the release notes.
File system /storage/archive is low on storage space. Increase the size of disk /storage/archive. You might also see such warnings in the node status in the system configuration settings when using the vSphere Client. System health checks trigger the warning when the partition exceeds the limits specified in the
statsMonitor.xmlfile, but the warning is not indicating a problem, since the archive service automatically cleans old segments, such as WAL history.This issue is resolved in this release.
Hello. If, this is the immediate solution, increase the space on the file system; after you must add fix for vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1b,