Prism Central Root Partition usage exceeded 95%

  • 25 February 2024
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Prism Central Root Partition usage exceeded 95%

1.7G    /var/spool
566M    /var/log

6.8G    /usr/local/nutanix

is there anything which can be removed safely.

Please need support.

Nutanix support contract expired.



Best answer by Aleim27 12 March 2024, 09:21

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Thanks Jeroen, I have checked this earlier, the steps mentioned is related to the Home partitions however the issue here is related to ROOT partition.


I have tried clearing logs of upto 10 GB in home folder but it did not help to reduce even a single KB in root partition.

the total size of the Root partition is 10 GB and its 96% FULL.

Looking for some urgent advise.

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First try to find the folder which is having the large data in it:  du -a /usr/local/nutanix | sort -n -r | head -n 5

Then see if that data van safely be removed. 

but as this is no production environment (as support is expired) you can also delete prism central and reinstall it ;) 

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Dear Jeroen, 

its a production environment, i might do this but would need approvals from management.

I have run the command and below is the output.

** SSH to PCVM via 'nutanix' user will be restricted in coming releases. **
** Please consider using the 'admin' user for basic workflows.           **
nutanix@NTNX-IP-A-PCVM:~$ du -a /usr/local/nutanix | sort -n -r | head -n 5
du: cannot read directory ‘/usr/local/nutanix/secure/bin’: Permission denied
5027604 /usr/local/nutanix
738284  /usr/local/nutanix/prism
618700  /usr/local/nutanix/lib
488796  /usr/local/nutanix/prism/webapps
399156  /usr/local/nutanix/bin

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Thanks for the response Dear Jeroen,

It was cleared by nutanix support.

allssh 'sudo du --inode /var/spool/postfix/maildrop (not recommended to use without support advise)

postsuper: Deleted: 422384 messages

The case has been SOLVED.