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Search Not Executed | Dispatch Command: The minimum free disk space (5000MB)

Path Finder

I'm running search and suddenly there aren't any results neither in the Search & Report app or Hadoop connect search. I receive the error below:

reason="Search not executed: Dispatch Command: The minimum free disk space (5000MB) reached for $PATH
user=admin.", concurrencycategory="historical", concurrencycontext="userinstance-wide", currentconcurrency=0, concurrency_limit=5000

Any suggestions?

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Limits for controlling disk space in Splunk can be changed

The relevant stanza and parameter of interest in server.conf ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/server.conf) is:

 minFreeSpace = 500

For more details please look here:

Hope this helps.

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Your Splunk disk has less than 5GB of free space, which is the least Splunk requires to do a search. Free up some space on the disk and you should be able to search again. A good place to look for things to delete is the dispatch directory ($SPLUNK_HOME/var/run/splunk/dispatch). It often contains old search artifacts that were never cleaned up for one reason or another.

If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.
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Just clear $splunk$/var/run/splunk/dispatch and that will purge a fair amount. you'll have to run "$splunk$/bin/splunk stop" and then purge to clear the whole thing

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Path Finder

I deleted a lot, but didn't solve the issue.
The solution above did.
Thanks a lot for your suggestion!

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