Thursday, June 1, 2017

Odoo restore DB: No space left on device

If you encounter this error while restoring a database using Odoo's web database manager, it might be because the device where your temporary folder is, is out of free space. In my case, it was /tmp. So I couldn't just free up space, so I wanted to change the temporary folder Odoo uses. Turns out Odoo uses the Python module tempfiles and it can use environment variables.

So, to set a different temporary folder, set the TMPDIR environment variable, run Odoo, and then proceed to the database restore.

$ export TMPDIR=/home/jerther
$ ./odoo-bin

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