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I can login via winscp to my server I can move around the folder but when I try to delete or even download or upload files it keep showing me this error.

General failure (server should provide error description).
Error code: 4
Error message from server: Failure
Request code: 3

I tried this command df -h

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                      112G   47G   60G  44% /
/dev/sda1              99M   37M   57M  40% /boot
tmpfs                 3.0G     0  3.0G   0% /dev/shm
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check whether you have exceeded your user disk quota repquota will display disk quota for all users – harish.venkat Dec 28 '11 at 12:45
just put repquota does not give me any results? – newbie14 Dec 29 '11 at 4:47
up vote 3 down vote accepted

When this hit me it definitely wasn't quotas; when I thought to run fsck it turned up errors and eventually fixed the problem.

Edit: fsck only fixed my problem temporarily; the root problem was inode exhaustion due to a runaway process. Try df –i to find out if that's your issue and delete whatever you need to.

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