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FATAL: Not enough disk space in /usr/bp/db


What to do if you receive an error indicating there is not enough disk space in /usr/bp/db


A failed backup results in the error:  “FATAL: Not enough disk space in /usr/bp/db”

For more information on "Out of Space" conditions see Unitrends KB 5046 - Error: No more space on device



View the Unitrends logs by using the commands:

cd /usr/bp/logs.dir

ls –laShr

The larger logs will appear at the bottom of the output, as in the following sample. If you do not see any large log files, please contact Support for further assistance.

-rw-rw----  1 root   loggers   26M  Feb  9 05:10 vprotect_backup.log.197
-rw-rw----  1 root   loggers   27M  Feb 10 05:13 vprotect_backup.log.177
-rw-rw----  1 root   loggers   28M  Feb 11 05:10 vprotect_backup.log.157
-rw-rw----  1 root   loggers   28M  Feb 12 05:06 vprotect_backup.log.137
-rw-rw----  1 root   loggers   31M  Jan 30 02:28 restore_daemon-1_1.log
-rw-rw----  1 root   loggers   33M  Feb 19 03:28 purge_D2DBackups.log-20160219

You can delete the larger log files by using the command, where <log> is the name of the log file(s) you wish to delete:

rm –vf <log> [<log>]

WARNING: This command will remove the log file you enter.  There is no warning or questions prompting you to verify what is being removed.  This step is NOT reversible.  If you are unsure of which directory you are in, you should NOT run this command.


In certain situations, the Unitrends logs may consume a lot of disk space. This can happen when all logs are kept for extended periods of time and/or when log files are large in size.

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