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unwanted files after upgrade

Created: 07 Apr 2013 | 3 comments


We are using AIX 5.3 Media server and having NB version and now we have upgraded it to version and after upgrade we are facing space issue in /usr path.

Guide us to remove the unwanted files in the in the /usr path after upgrade  and we have upgraded it also.

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RamNagalla's picture


1) remove any logs form /usr/openv/logs/ and /usr/openv/netbackup/logs

2)remove the old packages /usr/openv/pack   ( once you remove this you can not backout, only you need to install older version if you want to backout to older version)

sazz.'s picture

What all things you have installed on /usr path. Which folder in /usr is taking space? As this is media server and upgrading media server won't take much space in this directory. The NBU directory is in usr/openv and logs are in usr/openv/logs. Please tell us what exactly is taking space.

If you have /usr/openv/logs filling up then it is "unified" logs and have to disable them using vxlogcfg command

# Display vxlogview default settings for product 51216
vxlogcfg -p 51216 -o Default -l

If the directory usr/openv/netbackup/logs is taking space then you have configured the general logging and have to reduce the verbosity of the logs.

Those above steps if it is from NBU.But please first tell us what is taking space, it can also happen that something else might be taking space and we are just assuming that it is NBU??

Rusty Major's picture

You can also remove all the binaries of the clients from the clients directory that you do not plan on pushing from the master. You would obviously want to leave the binaries for the version of the Master/Media server, otherwise you will not be able to back it up ;).

Make sure you leave all of the directories in /usr/openv/netbackup/client/<Platform>/<Version>, otherwise you will lose the ability to select them from the client selection in the policy.

Just looking at my solaris Master, it is about 3 GB if I removed everything.

Lastly, if you have the ability, you should always put the log directories on their own filesystem using symlinks.