PA-220 disk space issues

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PA-220 disk space issues

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As most with a PA-220 have experienced, regardless version running (currently latest 10.2.3-h2) root partition fills up all the time and have to run the disk-usage cleanup commands manually and tried enabling aggressive-cleaning as well, it just continuously hits level/ But it just fills up all the effin time:-)


With the root disk issues seemingly persistent (since at least the high 9 versions) and with the PA-220 only containing a measly 32GB, apart from the disk issues we are perfectly happy with the PA-220 and have a handful across our network, so does anyone know if there is a storage upgrade option? just want to be able to have a bigger eMMC storage in it if possible, either by buying and installing or any Palo support routes that would enable a swap of storage?


Any ideas?





Community Team Member

Hi @skmurawski ,


I'm afraid there are no upgrade options.


I know devteam is actively working to improve this.

Looks like you're already doing aggressive-cleaning.  I addition you can also set cleanup threshold to 90:


1. Enable aggressive cleaning
>debug software disk-usage aggressive-cleaning enable

2. Set the cleanup threshold to 90
>debug software disk-usage cleanup threshold 90


How to run cleanup script if root disk-space exceed 90%

High Disk Space Usage on / root partition and How To Clear





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Hi Kiwi.


Yes thanks, but I've already read those links and others several times as I'm sure everyone else has who is frustrated at the root space issue, as I said in the post we have aggressive cleaning enabled and it hits the 95% threshold several times a day, as I also said above we have ran the disk-usage cleanup command several times with threshold of 90 but it can never make more than 93% free.

Also the disk cleanup command isn't an automatic thing it needs to be ran manually each time, so isn't something that can be "set" and won't auto do anything.

So not much point logging in many times to run manually when the aggressive kicks in automatically at 95% 


Coming with such a small eMMC is so disappointing, I read somewhere about others logging support issues and being able to get device swapped out with one with bigger 64GB, so information on if this is an option would be great, as otherwise may have to look at getting slightly bigger model and migrating configs across but that would be a pain in the ***.


Thanks anyway.


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