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AIX 5.3 /home directory 100% and unable to acces it

OK I made an error and under estimated the size a of retore anyway my /home directory is 100% full and I cannot do a cd /home to access the directory to remove the retored data.. Please help
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I'm rather sure that there is a bit of disk space available in the VG, so you can try to extend /home by let's say 2 MB so you will be able to access it again:

chfs -a size=+2M /home

Please be patient, this can take a long time!
Please take care that the restore task is indeed no longer running, to avoid the FS getting filled up again.

I assume you already tried:

rm -f /home/path/to/big_file

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