Linux Real Time Scenarios and issues with their solutions

Scenario:1 On one of my Production SuSE Linux (VMware Virtual Server ) , Storage team has extended partition (RDM disk ) from their end. Now how to rescan that partition and extend without rebooting from the Linux ?

Solution : In My case 8th disk on Controller-1 was extended by the Storage Team.So first rescan it. Using the below Command :


In the above command replace the device info according to your setup.


Now resize the PV using the pvresize Command.


Check the size of Volume Group using vgs command and it should display the new extended size. Using lvextend command we can now easily extend or increase the size of lvm partition.
Scenario:2 On one of my Linux Server, Oracle database was not running because of tmpfs . Oracle Team wants to extend the tmfs file system size from 2 GB to 4GB.

Solution: tmpfs is a RAM based temporary file system which is generally mounted on /dev/shm. To to extend the tmfs file system use below steps :

Step:1 Check tmfs file system size.


Step:2 Edit the /etc/fstab file.

Change the size as shown below :


Step:3 remount the file system using mount command


Step:4 Now check the tmfs file system

Scenario:3 How to check which disks are used for Oracle ASM in Linux ?

Solution : To display the Oracle ASM disk, use below command :


To Query a particular disk, use below command

Scenario:4 In one of my Linux box , NAS share was mounted on the directory under /archive2015. Space of the NAS share was 150 GB and used size is 137 GB but when we try to create any file or directory we were getting “Disk Quota Exceed” error.

Solution: As it was NAS file system so from the OS perspective we can’t set quota on this. So in my case i contact to Storage team , ask them to check quota limit ( soft quota & Hard quota ). From the Storage Team we got the confirmation that quota limit is set ( Soft quota = 85 % & Hard Quota = 100 % ) and Grace period of 7 Days is also set.

So in our case soft quota limit was reached and no one has reduce the space utilization for 7 Days, so on 8th day Soft Quota limit becomes Hard Quota that’s why we are getting Disk Quota exceed error.
Scenario:5 For same file system df and du command shows different disk usage.

Solution: This could be because of open file deletion, i.e when someone delete a log file that is being used or open by other process if we try to delete this file then file name will be deleted buts it’s inode and data will not be deleted.

with the help “lsof” command we can determine the deleted files of /var that are still open :


So to release the space , we can kill the command with its PID using kill command.
Scenario:6 While installing VMware tools on Suse Linux Servers if you get below errors


Solution :

# zypper install perl-Bootloader

And then try to install vmware tools using script and hope installation will be completed.
Scenario:7 How to sync the entire Directory Structure from Source to remote Destination Directory

Solution : # Using rsync command we can sync the entire directory structure from source to destination.

# rsync -a -f”+ */” -f”- *” / root@:/

Scenario:8 How to Change default Docker Root Directory on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Solution: Edit the file “/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service” and add the following line


Specify the folder path after -g option , in my case i putting as ‘/storage/docker’

Reload daemon and restart docker service


Verify docker root directory with ‘docker info’ command


Kindly share your real time scenarios and issues with their solution at


Author: mylinuxissues

All the Issues posted here production resolved issues.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s