"The /dev/sda4 partition has insufficient free disk space" message during prechecks for upgrade to Aria Suite Lifecycle 8.14
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"The /dev/sda4 partition has insufficient free disk space" message during prechecks for upgrade to Aria Suite Lifecycle 8.14

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Article ID: 345982

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Products

VMware Aria Suite

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
  • Upgrade pre-check for Aria Suite Lifecyle fails with:
The /dev/sda4 partition has insufficient free disk space, either remove files prior to upgrade or extend disk space to ensure more than 3.0 GB is available.

 

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Environment

VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle 8.12.x

Cause

  • The upgrade pre-check is performing by design to ensure the upgrade has sufficient space to install the required packages.

Resolution

To resolve the issue follow the steps:

 

  1. Take a snapshot of the Aria Suite Lifecycle appliance
  2. To identify large files in the root directory:
find / -xdev -type f -size +100M -exec du -sh {} ';' | sort -rh | head -n50
Size variable +100M can be altered to flag files over a specific size, for example to flag files greater than 50MB it would be +50M
  1. The following files are safe to delete:
package pool directory contents:
rm -rf /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/package-pool/package-pool/*.*
blackstone backup files:
 

/opt/vmware/vlcm/blackstone_bkp

Postgres backups:
 

/opt/vmware/vlcm/postgresbackups/data-backup-2023-10-16-08:06:00.backup


Note the date and timestamp will vary depending on when postgres backup was created

Note: If you are not sure about which file to remove to free up space, please contact VMware support



Additional Information

Impact/Risks:
  • Upgrades to 8.14 will fail.