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by anonymous

Hi, I'm trying to install SNMP package on a RUT240 (firmware RUT2_R_00.07.01.4) but the flash memory is almost full, the only other package that I've installed is DDNS. So I looked up on the router filesystem which are the biggest files, and there are some files that are over 1 MB, some are .so files (libcrypto and libdns) the others are:

  • 1.5M /etc/default-config/config.tar.gz
  • 1.2M  /etc/profiles/default.tar.gz
  • 1.5M /overlay/upper/etc/default-config/config.tar.gz
  • 1.2M /overlay/upper/etc/profiles/default.tar.gz
  • 1.1M /tmp/.uci/ping_reboot

I guess that the tar.gzs are two files listed twice from different mounting point. The ping_reboot file is full of lines like these:


I've checked on an identical RUT240 (same firmware, and only DDNS package installed, ping reboot also enabled) and:

  • /tmp/.uci/ping_reboot is empty
  • /etc/profiles/default.tar.gz is only 25.3K
  • /etc/default-config/config.tar.gz does not exist
From the web interface of the full-memory router I noticed that there is a User's defaults configuration backup but I can't delete it, is that the /etc/default-config/config.tar.gz file? Is it safe to delete it and the /etc/profiles/default.tar.gz file from the CLI? Is the ping-reboot service writing the /tmp/.uci/ping_reboot file? Is it safe to remove also that or is there a way to rotate it?
Thank you

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by anonymous

Hi Nirceo,

Those two files (config.tar.gz and default.tar.gz) are created when you create a "User default configuration", in the backup section of the settings. You can delete them by pressing the remove button on the backup settings ( ), you can also delete them using the command line without any issue.

About the /tmp/.uci/ping_reboot, it is a temporary file, the ping reboot service uses that to store temporary data that it needs. When you reboot the router, it should be gone. But i do not recommend you to delete it as the router is working because it can affect the ping reboot service.

Best regards.

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by anonymous

Thank you very much for the information how to delete the "User default configuration".
Unfortunately if I click that button a message pops up that "An unexpected error occured", even after another reboot.

Please check.

BR Karsten
by anonymous

I was not able to reproduce this symptoms here, could please try doing a factory reset ( press the reset button for 12-20 sec ) and see if that fixes the issue?

If it doesnt, let me know.

Best regards.
by anonymous

Thank you very much for your quick answer.

I think it has to do with the 101% flash memory usage that was shown in the Packages menu.
I set to default user configuration without DDNS Package installation. After DDNS package installation, again the flash memory usage was 101 %.
After a reboot it was about 85% but after that it was not possible to creat the default user configuration.

BTW it is a RUT 956 device with the latest firmware.

BR Karsten