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VOL SYS is running out of space

We are using NW6.5 SP5 with newest patches.
Every week, our VOL SYS is running out of space, because file: _SWAP_.MEM is
increases the size very fast.
We have to boot the server every few days, for avoid a crash.
Running on Server:
- Veritas Netbackup-Client
- McAfee Netshield 4.63a
- iFolder 2.1

Thanks for your help.

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Re: VOL SYS is running out of space


I think we need a 2 level approach to sove your problem here.

1) Let's start by limiting your swap file and more it to a different
volume. This will avoid you having to restart your server. See the
following TID for the SWAP command which allows you to control the size
and the location of the swap file:

2) Once you have configured your server to avoid it crashing because of
lack of disk space, you might try to find out what program is eating your
memory. As it is your swap file that is growing, this means that it can
only be a program running in protected memory that is responsible for the
problem. This is most likely either an Apache instance that is running in
protected memory, or some java process.
Best is to use Novell Remote Manager or MONITOR.NLM to see the different
memory spaces and watch their size behaviour so that you can spot the one
that keeps growing.

Marcel Cox
Novell Support Connection SysOp

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