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Update not possible due to low system data memory

asked 2016-11-26 17:28:10 +0300

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updated 2016-11-28 16:20:58 +0300

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I want to update my Aqua Fish to 2.0.5 and have downloaded it. However, update is not possible since there is not enough free memory. Where is the system data memory in the file system? How can I free this up?

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answered 2016-11-27 00:59:51 +0300

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This should happen only if you have one of the pre-releases to in your device: Sometimes an attempt to update Sailfish OS (in Settings), particularly with Jolla 1 device, may result in an error message "Update requires x MB of free space. Y bytes currently available. Free up space on your device" although there is plenty of space. In this case you should restart your device and try again (which may not always help), or use the following commands in the Terminal (requires the developer mode) after which the menu page "Sailfish OS update" should work correctly:

ssu re
pkcon refresh
pkcon update jolla-settings-sailfishos
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Unfortunately, this didn't help.

SagaciousT ( 2016-11-27 02:42:31 +0300 )edit

Check if you have more then 4GB free space. If you have try this:

ssu release  
version --dup
atlochowski ( 2016-11-27 11:08:22 +0300 )edit

This worked now. Thank you very much! However, I'm still curious why my system data memory (2 GB) is nearly full and how to free it up.

SagaciousT ( 2016-11-27 11:34:23 +0300 )edit

Show output of this commands :

btrfs fi show


btrfs-balancer allocation
atlochowski ( 2016-11-27 14:29:35 +0300 )edit

bash: btrfs: command not found


SagaciousT ( 2016-11-27 14:37:24 +0300 )edit
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