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mdatp directory consume lot of space in linux.

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 We have configured yum repo for defender in linux, in client machine installed defender and it uses 46GB of space in below path still increasing the space, Can you help on this please?


Below path using 46GB.



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@Ram_roshith, it's not expected for the "Security Intelligence Updates" (aka signatures/definitions) to take up that much of disk space.
Check that the permissions are correct.
You could try changing the locations of the path where they are downloaded to, use the 'mdatp definitions' command, and look at the 'path' switch.
If this doesn't help, please open a Microsoft CSS Security MDE support ticket.
Yong Rhee - MSFT

@Yong Rhee Thanks for the update, please find below output of mdatp definitions command.


[root@Testsrv ~]# mdatp definitions
Expected one of:
update Check for security intelligence updates
path Manage security intelligence updates path


Hi @Ram_roshith, actually, it was to find the following command:
mdatp definitions path set --path /new location/
where /new location/ is the path where you might have the right permissions.
Then restart wdavdaemon
Thanks Yong,
I have delete some files due to space was consumed 100%, will it download all files when we set new path?
Also Can you provide the steps to install Defender antivirus using yum repository in client machines.