Question on _BESClient_Download_MinimumDiskFreeMB

(imported topic written by SystemAdmin)

Hi All,

We are getting some failures on deployments mentioning the setting _BESClient_Download_MinimumDiskFreeMB setting. I was trying to look around for more information on this setting and the only hit I got was on

In this document it says that the default value is 20 then in brackets “20 GB”. But since the key says MB, I am wondering if this is actually 20 MB and this was just a mistype. I am pretty sure this could not be 20 GB as I would have a lot more of these failures if it was :slight_smile:


This setting stops both stages of downloading (normal stage and pre-caching stage) if the free space of the disk on which the client stores downloads is less than the value of this setting.

Default Value: 20 (20 GB)

Setting Type: Numeric (MB)

Value Range: 0 - 2147483647

Task Available: No


Martin Carnegie

Gulf Breeze Software Partners

(imported comment written by SystemAdmin)

The number is the number of megabytes required to be free on the drive

_BESClient_Download_MinimumDiskFreeMB defaults to 20 megabytes

The client will retry every 10 minutes up to the retry attempts to get the file in case the space is freed.

(imported comment written by PeterLoer)

We have updated the documentation you mentioned to indicate the default of 20MB rather than 20GB. Thanks for pointing out the mistake.



(imported comment written by SystemAdmin)


When someone asked me earlier today, I was sitting looking at it going “what the …?”. Glad to see you can fix that doc so fast :slight_smile:

Martin Carnegie

Gulf Breeze Software Partners

(imported comment written by nagaraj.s)


If there is any drive threshold policy created by ibm endpoint manager task (or) fixlet?

if it is possible please share the relavance code.

For Ex: In IBM Endpoint Manager client installed on “C:” drive, but the C:\ drive space only 2 GB free space available.

so that can we create any policy to not deployed (or) download the patch from IBM Endpoint Manager Server, any threshold policy.