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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - After update root disk /dev/sda is labelled /dev/root

After updating with apt-get upgrade the root partition /dev/sda is now labelled /dev/root. This is a KVM vm which is why it's showing as /dev/sda rather than /dev/sda1 I did not update the kernel. ...
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How to prevent ubuntu from automatically mounting plugged in storage

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sometimes I have to rescue data from failing storage. So my computer has a LSI sas- and a intel sata-controller - both are able to hotplug diskdrives. When I plug in ...
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Ubuntu running extremely slow on P4 1GB RAM. New Install. Used to run well previously

i am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a Pentium 4 with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. It used to run butter smooth on 2 GB RAM. Unfortunately I had to remove 1 RAM card to use in another old PC. And now, in ...
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DMRaid Not Detecting its disks

We had a software raid using dmraid in an ubuntu 14.04 box. For some reason, we changed the sata ports per disk. The disks were removed and added again to the case but on different sata ports ...
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IDE disks not found on nforce2 motherboard

While trying to install Linux Mint 17.3 on computer(Elitegroup N2U400 REV motherboard) with working Windows XP linux is unable to find IDE HDD and CD-ROM (and install linux to them). Disks are ...
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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Why doesn't the latest Ubuntu 16.04 build support AHCI out of the box?

So, in reference to this earlier question, which I can't comment on: 16.04 kernel support for AHCI? I am trying to PXE boot Ubuntu 16.04 on new Dell hardware (R220, R230, R330) and I find that ...
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How to get hibernate option and access disk in ubuntu using a single command

I am experiencing issues with hibernate and accessing my disk space simultaneously,so is there any method to perform simultaneous functionalities. If yes then what is the command to do the same.
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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How to Rename the Partition Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I would like to rename the partition , I have the partition name as Daten and as you can see from the pictures below, the name still shows the partition ID at top end of left hand corner
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kworker using all my IOs, Postgres slow

I have 2 SSDs set up in RAID 0 configuration with a single volume on them that I've been using without problems for 3 months straight to run a PostgreSQL database. Suddenly, today, the DB got really ...
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'Boot disk 100% full' [SOLVED]

"/boot is 100% full" I run Kubuntu 14.04 64bit and ran into the same problem : disk usage 100% all of a sudden. But despite thorough searching none of the offered solutions solved my issue. Until ...
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Load disk driver during Ubuntu installation

I am using SAS controller LSI 3008 (non-RAID mode) that connected to all disks. During installation Ubuntu 14.04, the controller doesn't detected. In this case, I use ISO from here. Meanwhile, the ...
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View Full Disk Content

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu, I had other content on another drive that I plugged in after instalation because I wanted to keep the content on it. I can not open the folder all I get is the ...
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How to I enable low disk storage warnings?

I haven't been getting the low disk space warnings even though nautilus tells me I've got little space left (varies between 1.4G to unable to save a small file because disk space is exhausted)? I want ...
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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How to check HDD info technical?

How can I check the technical info on my notebook with Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to check the dimension and if is IDLE or SATA
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Allowing an OS to use unclaimed free disk space on other partitions for temporary purposes?

Let's say you have something like the following situation: three partitions, one small with OS, and several bigger ones, let's assume all are ext4: / - 10 GB size, 9 GB used, 1 GB free ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 to boot from hardware RAID-1 /dev/sdg

I have a Dell R530 server with 8x2TB disks and PERC H730 RAID card. I used two disks to build RAID-1 and to install Ubuntu 14.04. The RAID-1 is recongnized as /dev/sdg during installation. Other disks ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Partition Image made with Gnome-Disk-utility

I used the gnome Disks utility to backup an OS partition so that I could install it on another disk. When I use the Disks utility to restore the partition image, it does a disk restore and creates a ...
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Cannot rename Windows partition on dual-boot machine

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine after trying it out on my laptop and deciding I liked it enough to keep it around (haven't used Windows for a solid week and a half now). For ...
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How long does it take to finish the xfs_repair? [closed]

If my H.D.D. is almost 2TB big, how long does it take to finish it?
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Need Help Freeing Disk Space

I need help freeing up diskspace, From Disk Usage Analyzer it says that my Log Files have taken up more than half of the Disk Space. Is there a way to get clear up the Log Files? I've tried to delete ...
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No Disk Space Left While There is a Space

I have an DigitalOcean server. I got the basic one for testing. I started to get these two errors; Unknown: open(/var/lib/php5/sess_heg8br5i1ye4skuuq1gsg7dp40, O_RDWR) failed: No space left on device ...
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My disk got unmounted in the middle of an rsync operation

So I moved my desktop to Xubuntu. But before this happened, I copied the required files (personal or otherwise) to a exFAT-formatted disk. I was in the middle of copying the files via rsync when for ...
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How can I solve this GParted problem?

Here I don't know what should I do. Is it impossible to resize this partition?
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Installing lan drivers (no linux versions)

Stuck with ubuntu 14.04 unable to work as the drivers for my lan are in a .exe and cant download anything onto the machine. I was wondering if their is a way i may install just the inf files or if i ...
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How to prepare a disk on an EFI based PC for Ubuntu?

My computer has UEFI based BIOS and I want to start over from scratch. The PC came with Windows installed - I later installed Ubuntu alongside. I want to completely re-build my whole disk and ...
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How to add unused space

my machine has a lot of unused space. Here is the output from the command sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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How to make free space in root

My root partition is 100% full and I couldn't login. I just ran apt-get autoremove to make some space but it's not enough. I want to create enough free space for the OS so it can breathe. What can I ...
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how can I limit disk IO per application?

I am in trouble with io bottleneck in my Ubuntu distro. Sometimes some greedy applications freeze my comp because of high io requests, I have to make hard reboot. For example, when I open multiple ...
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How to change zram size?

I installed zram with sudo apt-get install zram-config. After that it started automatically and when I verified with cat /proc/swaps it's running properly But when I used sudo echo 128M > ...
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SMART Pre-fail (Temperature 70)

Could someone please interpret the SMART Data and Self-tests using Disks in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The other day all of a sudden I started receiving errors upon every command entered into the terminal, I ...
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How to copy a diskette to another disketter

I have not worked with Linux (Ubuntu) that much... just installing it on some computers and know a little bits about getting around. With that said... if someone can point me in the right direction ...
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No disk, no partition

Okay guys, I had a bit of a problem with my PC earlier. Not sure what happened, it just crashed in the middle of me playing a game and when I restarted it's now telling me I have no operating system ...
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I was partitioning my hard disk but there is something wrong?

I was partitioning my hard disk based on what I understood from this question. This is the final result: But I faced some problems here, I don't know which partitions should be primary and which ...
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I want to make disk Partition for my hard disk

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop as a main or primary operating system without Windows or anything else. My hard disk size is 300 G.B, I have two questions : first : What is the best or ideal ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry Pi B Disk shrinking disk space

Running Ubuntu Mate on RP 2 after several reboots disk space gets progressively smaller. Has happened repeatedly on different SD micro chips. Eventually remaining disk space is too small and system ...
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Desparate: how can I clone my Ubuntu USB harddisk so that I really can boot from the new clone

I'm quite new to this, but in the past few weeks I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Ventura USB hard disk (240 Gb), and after a lot of issues (getting Citrix Receiver, Adobe flash, etc. ...
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Enlarge disk partition after cloning [duplicate]

I have SSD disk 30GB with Ubuntu installation. It is too small, because I have there some servers and projects. Currently, there is about 800MB free space. I already bought new SSD disk with 120GB. I ...
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Unstable system when low disk space

When I tried to fill the system disk to full (100Mb and less space remaining), I noticed that Ubuntu is quite unstable, for example when I open the System Monitor, it doesn't open, only blink; or when ...
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Can't log in after partition recovery

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and accidentally deleted all partitions. I then used testdisk to retrieve one of the partitions, and after it finished it needed a reboot. I rebooted and now I can't unlock ...
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The volume “boot” has only 2.8 mb disk space remaining [duplicate]

I keep getting the following message and am new to Ubuntu. Not sure how to increase the space in boot volume from other partition. The volume "boot" has only 2.8 mb disk space remaining it also ...
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Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
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error message not enough disk space

I have a older macbook, which is a 13 inch laptop. I was running OS X Lion and decided to erase my hard drive and start over with Ubuntu. Now when I try to download Ubuntu or other software, I get an ...
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Help needed. Tips for organizing disk space for Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04

To begin with, I have no practical experience with Ubuntu or similar systems so please forgive me if I ask the obvious questions. I am intending to buy a new laptop (no OS preinstalled) and set up a ...
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Driver problem with Ubuntu?

I have a password set at boot up and I get this error after I enter my password: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready What caused this and how do I fix it?
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Operation on one disk overloads other disks

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with MD RAID1, LVM and LXC on top of them as a webserver. I have normal load average about 1-2, and all is working well until I perfrom any massive IO operation. The strange ...