Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a an API running that receives raw binaries, processes them, and then stores metadata about the bins in a mysql database. I have been running it for a couple days on a VM. Today the API stopped processing the mySQL commands. After using the command df-h the results were:

root@mwdb1:/# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       104G   99G     0 100% /
udev             16G  4.0K   16G   1% /dev
tmpfs           6.3G  364K  6.3G   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none             16G     0   16G   0% /run/shm
/dev/sdb1       5.5T   42G  5.2T   1% /data

sda1 is at 100%

share|improve this question
You would know where you configured mysql to store the database, and how big it is, so you should know whether or not it's the culprit. – psusi Jul 3 '12 at 13:34

Run a du -x * | sort -n in your / directory. It will show you in which directory your disc space is used. Try this recursively.

Or use baobab.

After this you will possibly know if mysql is to blame.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.