1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 19, 2012 10:55 AM by Soory

    Increase /var filesystem Solaris nine.

      I was having an issue with my 5.9 solaris not booting up , this was due to /var being full. I was able to decrease /var and login. I notice I took the defaults when installing solaris 9 on a 40gb drive and only allowed 56mb of space for /var and 36gb for /export/home.

      I'm not using LVM nor Veritas

      The output of my /etc/vfstab is :

      SunOS 5.9

      login: root
      Login incorrect
      login: veverett
      Last login: Wed Jan 18 14:41:45 from
      Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.9 Generic May 2002
      $ more /etc/vfstab
      #device device mount FS fsck mount mount
      #to mount to fsck point type pass at boot options
      fd - /dev/fd fd - no -
      /proc - /proc proc - no -
      /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 - - swap - no -
      /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 / ufs 1 no -
      /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s6 /usr ufs 1 no -
      /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s1 /var ufs 1 no -
      /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7 /export/home ufs 2 yes -
      /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s5 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s5 /opt ufs 2 yes -
      swap - /tmp tmpfs - yes -

      What would be the best course of action to decrease /export/home and increase /var by 6gb. This is a test box so I'm not concern about the amout of space for /export/home.
      I would prob increase swap as well.

        • 1. Re: Increase /var filesystem Solaris nine.
          Your system disk has already been organized. Increasing /var space is not done easily.

          Is /var and /export/home created by SVM?

          Show your df -h and disk partition information.

          If the slices are organized without any free space, you may need to do a re-install with custom layour option.