SYS volume full on iChain appliance

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  • 24-Sep-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell iChain 2.3


Console messages indicating SYS volume is full.
View monitor shows 500mb partition.


iChain versions before SP3 created a SYS volume size of 500mb. This has been determined to be too small and with the extra files included with later support packs, can create a situation where the SYS volume is close to running out of space. If earlier versions of iChain are upgraded with an OTWUG (over the wire upgrade), then the partition sizes will not be altered from those of the original installation.
In this situation the iChain appliance needs to be reinstalled using a CDROM created from the ISO image of the latest version. This will repartition the disks appropriately and monitor will show a SYS volume size of 1.5 GB. The steps to back up the appliance before reinstalling are listed in the iChain documentation at in the chapter entitled "Upgrading Your iChain System".