No space left on device error (again)

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I really thought I had this figured out. I tried to do an "Update All" from Nito TV, and it tells me "No space left on device". Last time I had this problem (there's a post here about it), I was able to SSH into the Apple TV and do a "apt-get clean" which freed up space. However, I've done that, and no luck.

And since there's no space left, I can't even uninstall some things (I have Plex, XBMC, and a few others installed).

Help anyone? What is sfe to delete, via command line, to free up space?

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

Well, I've made some progress. I deleted the syslog, which enabled enough free space to allow me to uninstall some things, like various XBMC skins and video add-ons I didn't need, and to uninstall Nito options like the VNC server I didn't need. So now I am up to 390M free.

What is a "usual" amount of free space? Do I still have something huge taking up space that I haven't found yet?

Is running out of space normal?

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

The device is only 8GB so it is quite easy to run out of space if you download anything to it. Have you downloaded any movies from iTunes or XBMC? They should be somewhere in /var/mobile if you have.

I tried to update and got 'out of space' errors but everything was fine after I'd deleted a couple of downloaded films. I use WinSCP to log into my ATV2 and it's just like using a twin pane file manager. You can back up films from your ATV2 to a local drive using drag and drop (or vice versa - I sometimes get better results copying a film to the Apple TV2 rather than streaming it from a share).

I don't think there's a direct equivalent for WinSCP on the Mac but I've heard Cyberduck is pretty good.

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Re: No space left on device error (again)
gwpurnell wrote:

The device is only 8GB so it is quite easy to run out of space if you download anything to it. Have you downloaded any movies from iTunes or XBMC? They should be somewhere in /var/mobile if you have.

Never bought anything on iTunes. :-) May have tried watching a movie in XBMC. Do you know where in /var/mobile that downloaded video would be?

gwpurnell wrote:

I tried to update and got 'out of space' errors but everything was fine after I'd deleted a couple of downloaded films. I use WinSCP to log into my ATV2 and it's just like using a twin pane file manager. You can back up films from your ATV2 to a local drive using drag and drop (or vice versa - I sometimes get better results copying a film to the Apple TV2 rather than streaming it from a share).

I use FileZilla, which will do SFTP as well as other types of file transfers.

Mostly what I want to do is use Plex, accessing my Plex Media Server for Win, and XBMC, for streaming video sites. Plex streaming doesn't seem to work with PMS for Win, so I watch TWIT and Revision 3 and other online video networks from XBMC.

gwpurnell wrote:

I don't think there's a direct equivalent for WinSCP on the Mac but I've heard Cyberduck is pretty good.

Don't own a Mac; never have. Just Win and Liux desktops, and the Apple TV. Oh, and now an iPad.

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

Check the video cache folders:

/private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/AppleTV/Video/LocalAndRental

/private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/AppleTV/Video/Other

anytime I have had the diskspace issue it was because of the CachedMediaxxx files in those folders. It should be safe to just delete everything in the folder including the .plist file

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Re: No space left on device error (again) - SOLVED
usermike wrote:

Check the video cache folders:

/private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/AppleTV/Video/LocalAndRental

/private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/AppleTV/Video/Other

anytime I have had the diskspace issue it was because of the CachedMediaxxx files in those folders. It should be safe to just delete everything in the folder including the .plist file

THAT'S what I'm looking for. I deleted everything in the "LocalAndRental", and freed up 5.6G of space.

THANKS!!

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

This fixed my problem as well. Thank you. Does anyone know what causes this to occur?

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Re: No space left on device error (again)
tomn.9388 wrote:

This fixed my problem as well. Thank you. Does anyone know what causes this to occur?

From what I have seen in the forum It seems to be common if you have Plex installed for some reason.

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

for newbs, how do I do this? directly on ATV or Cyberduck? Ive been downloading lots in Icefilms and Navi-X and thought i was deleting them after watching. Apologies - I'm learning....

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

I have never had Plex installed and just deleted 5+ gigs in there. File timestamps were 6 months old.

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Re: No space left on device error (again)

How do I delete items? how much hacking can be done until something bad happens!

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