Missing 'Manage Pallet' option, was working just fine

Evening all,
Odd problem this evening. Pallet manager is missing and so are any non-native nodes like the Home Assistant suit.
Was working just fine and no recent changes.
Have NR running in docker on a Rpi4 running Buster(?)
Startup log below.
I'm noticing a couple of errors but no idea why or what happened.
Pretty sure there is space on the host drive, but checking on that.

Welcome to Node-RED


22 Dec 16:35:06 - [info] Node-RED version: v3.1.3
22 Dec 16:35:06 - [info] Node.js version: v16.20.2
22 Dec 16:35:06 - [info] Linux 6.1.21-v8+ arm64 LE
22 Dec 16:35:08 - [info] Palette editor disabled : npm command not found
22 Dec 16:35:08 - [info] Loading palette nodes
22 Dec 16:35:15 - [info] Dashboard version 3.6.2 started at /ui
Error connecting to dbus: Error: connect ENOENT /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [warn] ------------------------------------------------------
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [warn] [node-red-contrib-home-assistant-websocket/all] Error: ENOSPC: no space left on device, write
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [warn] ------------------------------------------------------
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] Settings file : /data/settings.js
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] Context store : 'default' [module=memory]
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] User directory : /data
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [warn] Projects disabled : editorTheme.projects.enabled=false
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] Flows file : /data/flows.json
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] Server now running at
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] Waiting for missing types to be registered:
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - server
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-device-config
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-entity-config
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - api-call-service
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - api-current-state
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - server-state-changed
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - poll-state
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-wait-until
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-button
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-sensor
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-switch
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - server-events
22 Dec 16:35:16 - [info] - ha-fire-event

Hi @dougle03

I don't do HA/Docker (many here don't)

But it seems the 'container' in which NR is running is missing some things.

22 Dec 16:35:08 - [info] Palette editor disabled : npm command not found

this would explain why the manager is missing.
it seems what ever system is managing the container/Node RED install has been changed, and broke things

Check your disk, if it is full!

I think this is the problem, but can't get into the device using RDP (XORG) so trying my best to see stuff using SSH but it's really not my area of expertise...
df -h looks like this..

Disk is full:


You will need to remove some stuff. Plenty of tutorials around that will help you delete things without breaking stuff further.

Good place to start looking is your /var/log folder for older logs (will have a number at the end of the file name or a number followed by .gz.

/tmp is another good place. Then look at your home folder ~/ for any downloads you left lying around.

Check databases too. InfluxDB for example will keep growing until it fills everything it can.

Thanks all,
Turns out it was Home Assistant daily backups at over 1gb per day that filled the drive. I've now added an automation that deletes old backups.
I'll leave the post as is as its a learning failure that other people might suffer.


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