Lots of Users

Steve Greenshaw steve at softgreen.co.uk
Mon Sep 20 14:28:36 BST 1999


Richard Smith wrote:

> Steve Greenshaw wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm currently struggling with my 2.2.5 installation trying to add LOTS
> > of users. I've written a script to automate the process which works a
> > treat, but the problem is that the filesystem is getting full and the
> > box is now stuffed (i.e. ready to start again!).
>
> First, 2.2.5 is very old (7 versions ago), but I guess you know that.
>
>
> > I'm new to FreeBSD (new to UNIX in fact) and don't quite understand
> > where I'm going wrong (or why I was given this job in the first place!).
> > I am trying to create a mailserver for our Student population where I
> > work (roughly 7000 users), but get this filesystem full error. Below is
> > the FS bit from the daily run:
> >
> > Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> > /dev/sd0a       31775    26061     3172    89%    /
> > /dev/sd1s1e   8618420     6917  7922030     0%    /amb
> > /dev/sd2s1e   8618420     7226  7921721     0%    /car
> > /dev/sd3s1e   8618420    16090  7912857     0%    /lan
> > /dev/sd0s1f   8039005   250334  7145551     3%    /usr
> > /dev/sd0s1e     29727     2481    24868     9%    /var
> >
> > This is on a box with 5 ... yes 5 ... 10Gb SCSI disks. There should be a
> > '/dev/sd41e' with the mount point '/pgs' listed above. I can navigate to
> > it and everything.
>
> Does the rogue disk appear when using the "df" or "mount" commands?
> And is it listed in "/etc/fstab"?

No. It doesn't. It's not in my FSTAB either. I et this means that it's not
where I think it is, doesn't it?

>
>
> > However, I *think* that the problem lies in the size of my passwd.db etc
> > being so large. It looks to me as though 'a' partition on the root drive
> > is full. I'm probably completely wrong though.
>
> The default partition size for / is more than adequate for normal
> systems. You need to be aware that /etc and /tmp are both within that
> partition, and that with an unusually large password database, the
> creation of intermediate copies may well be impeded. With 50G at your
> disposal, I think you should give a few more megs to root.

That's 'a', right?

>
>
>
> > Any/all help anyone can offer would be hugely appreciated ... I mean,
> > I've got 50Gb of space so I can't run out ... can I?
>
> You might want to increase /var while your at it.

Will do.

>
>
> Richard.






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