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I ran out of space in my / partition.

Some question raised to me:

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Is there any file I could delete safely from / partition without affecting the system?

2.  I've got plenty of space in rootvg. Is there safe to increase / with chfs ?

Thank you!
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Let's start with 2): Yes, it's safe to increase /, and you should do it asap.

Now for 1): In standard AIX there is virtually nothing under / which you could (or should) delete.
Things you put there on your own are quite another story, obviously.

Run

du -xms / * | sort -rn

Something weird?
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for 1: Unable to find anything weird, however:

2. I will increase root ( / ) partition. If there's no risk, I will do it.

Thank you, wmp.
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No risk, no fun!

Seriously, increasing / is definitely no problem, all the more as AIX comes by default with a very tiny root filesystem.

Thx for the points!

wmp
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Ahaha! Great!
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