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This document describes the situation and countermeasures that can occur only when a full disk occurs in the directory where the log file exists during the operation.

Applicable versions

  • This document is written based on ALTIBASE HDB 6.3.1.
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Altibase operation status when the disk is full

The filesystem full phenomenon during the Altibase operation may be a full file system with a DB file or a full file system with a log file.

If the file system with the DB file is full, it does not affect general transactions.

However, the checkpoint operation cannot be performed because there is not enough free disk space when performing checkpoint.

Therefore, all changes made to the DB are reflected only in the DB in memory.

When the file system with the LOG file is full, transactions that make changes to the DB are no longer executed and the Altibase process enters a waiting state. In other words, services except for 'select' are stopped.

In general, disk full occurs because the file system size is small, and it is recommended to operate Altibase after securing sufficient disk space.

When the directory containing log files is full

The following are cases in which there are abnormally many log files because the log files are not deleted even though the disk space is secured and operated.

  1. When using replication, replication data is not reflected the other server due to network instability or other reasons
    => To confirm this, check the replication gap.

  2. When the value of the ARCHIVE_FULL_ACTION property is set to 1
    => This property controls the operation of the archive thread that performs archive log backup when there is not enough disk space in the file system to which the directory set in ARCHIVE_DIR belongs.
    If the value is 0, the archive thread outputs an error message and then stops backing up the archive log file. Even after sufficient disk space is secured thereafter, archive log backup is not resumed unless the user explicitly enters a command to enable archive log backup. In this case, when a checkpoint occurs, unnecessary log files are deleted even if the archive log files are not backed up, so be cautious during the operation.
    If the value is 1, the archive thread waits until enough disk space is available to back up the archive log file. During this period, even if a checkpoint occurs, log files are not deleted because archive log files cannot be backed up.
    The user can refer to the $ALTIBASE_HOME/conf/ file or check the value of this property in isql.

  3. If the checkpoint has not been performed
    => Since log file deletion occurs only at the checkpoint, check whether or not the checkpoint has been successfully executed.
    Checkpoint execution can be checked by referring to the $ALTIBASE_HOME/trc/altibase_sm.log file.
    Logs are recorded when the checkpoint is normally executed as shown below.

  4. When the checkpoint is executed normally
    (1) Among the message contents displayed when executing checkpoint
    [CHECKPOINT-step9] Check the Remove Online Log File part.
    In the case of [None] and skip appearing at the end of each checkpoint execution, it has appeared that the log files cannot be deleted because the checkpoint is normally executed, but there is a long transaction or the redundant data does not pass.
    (2) If the log partition is full even though the log file is deleted every time a checkpoint occurs, check whether the transaction is very busy and the size of the file system.
    =>Since transactions are very busy while the checkpoint is being executed, new log files may be created as many as the number of log files deleted. Consider this and set the size of the file system to be large enough.


Countermeasures when the log disk is full

Move the log files in the $ALTIBASE_HOME/logs space to free space, attach a soft link, and secure the logs space to secure space for the DBMS to I/O log files.

*Script to move log files and make symbolic links

For reference, if the current DB is running, the user must move and link the log files in use except for the log files in use.

* How to check the log files in use

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