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PIX 515e Flash out of space

I just upgraded a PIX 515e w/ 64MB RAM and 16MB flash from 6.3.4 to 7.2.2 and then to 8.0.3.

Here's the contents of my flash:

pix# dir

Directory of flash:/

3 d--- 384 09:16:26 Jan 30 2008 lost+found

7 -rw- 7280640 12:15:44 Jan 30 2008 pix803.bin

16128000 bytes total (4195328 bytes free)

pix#

I tried running "fsck" and it checks out fine. I'm trying to upload the ASDM file and "should" have enough space. The configuration is not long at all. Any ideas of what is taking up the extra supposedly empty space?

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Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

do this:

1- copy flash:pix803.bin tftp

2- format flash:

3- copy tftp flash:pix803.bin

Now you will have free space in the flash:

CCIE Security.

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Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

whats in the lost/found directory?

New Member

Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

nothing, should i delete that directory?

New Member

Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

This is interesting, I tried to cd to the directory and it gives me an error. I also tried to delete the directory and it said it couldn't because its not empty. Any tips?

pix# rmdir lost+found

Remove directory filename [lost+found]?

Delete flash:/lost+found? [confirm]

%Error Removing dir flash:/lost+found (Directory not empty)

pix# dir

Directory of flash:/

3 d--- 384 09:16:26 Jan 30 2008 lost+found

7 -rw- 7280640 12:15:44 Jan 30 2008 pix803.bin

16128000 bytes total (4195328 bytes free)

pix# cd lost+found

pix# dir

%Error opening flash:/lost+found/ (No such file or directory)

Silver

Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

do this:

1- copy flash:pix803.bin tftp

2- format flash:

3- copy tftp flash:pix803.bin

Now you will have free space in the flash:

CCIE Security.

New Member

Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

I thought about that last night but wasn't sure if this could be done. So it is still OK doing the format while remotely connected via SSH right (since the OS is already loaded in memory)???

I appreciate the tip.

New Member

Re: PIX 515e Flash out of space

Worked like a charm. I was initially skeptical because the fsck ran clean and I wasn't sure if formatting remotely was safe or not.

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