Covers questions related to file space usage—space used under a particular directory or files on a file system.

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Decreasing the amount of space Ubuntu takes up on a flash drive

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a flash drive; I ended up successful in doing so, however, I was wondering if I could decrease the amount of space that Ubuntu takes up, since I only seem to have 3.1 ...
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How can I make disk image without free space?

I want to make disk image in case if something goes wrong. I found few topics and method about zeroing free space, but people also said that method is not safe for SSD. Then I found other method - ...
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I installed ubuntu but “No space on device”

I don't think this is a duplicate, because A) I'm completely new so I probably screwed something up that other people didn't, and B) I don't think it has anything to do with a boot partition. I had ...
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Increase Disk Space in Ubuntu for New OS 16

I would like to increase disk space or partition. However, I'm a novice when it comes to this and from the screen shot you can see how I screwed up things!!I would like to install the new Ubuntu 16 if ...
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disk is full due to mirror packages saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ [closed]

I am new to google computer engine and created one VM instance. It worked ok for a while and suddenly, I keep getting out of disk space issue due to huge package files saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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hidden files taking far too much space [SOLVED]

In order to instal ubuntu 14.04 I backed up my hard drive (650 Gb). In the new installation I partitioned the hard drive giving 1.8 Tb to ubuntu 14.04 and leaving 100 Gb for Biolinux 8. Now I am ...
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Boot partition filling up: Is this a bug in Ubuntu?

I keep running into the issue of the /boot partition filling up with old kernel images, which causes obscure errors during upgrades (but now I know what they are...). Note that I already know how to ...
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Ive just installed lubuntu on my old thinkpad and its running out of space

My thinkpad laptop has 3 drives (or partitions, I'm not sure. It's like having a C, D and E drive on Windows or having a /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 on Linux). Each one is about 15-20 GB. I ...
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How to use Disk Usage Analyzer with encypted home (.Private/ECRYPTFS)

When I run Disk Usage Analyzer (Baobab) and click on the first option (/), I get this: All names are like ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED.xyz. QUESTION: How to get the real names?
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Ubuntu server lost disk space

I have a Ubuntu server: user@server:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily It ...
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Out of space, even when I have around 300gb free

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but I still get confused sometimes by the directory structure. I have a 500gb harddisk (just the one partition) mounted on /. I am running TileStache (...
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How do I mount a disk to provide needed space on top level directory?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a disk with about 80GB of storage. Recently, I started getting errors reporting that I did not have enough storage space. I have other drives with several Terra-bytes ...
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my disk's descriptor says my HD is in 2048 blocks but gparted says it s in 512 blocks

My internal disk start to make problems on start, no bootable media, i need to try 5 or ten times before it start, and when i use a live cd to check the partitions, gparted indicated this problem of ...
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Samba local copy speed & 'insufficient disk space'

I have Ubuntu Server 16.04 installed with Samba on another computer in my network. The Ubuntu OS is on a small SSD and I have 2 additional harddrives mounted to /media/drive1 and /media/drive2. Now I ...
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Cloning disk with DD, System says file is too large but ext HDD is larger

I'm trying to create an image of my hard drive so that in the event that I'm meddling with ubuntu something goes wrong, I can restore what I had previously. Currently, the disk I am copying from is ...
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Where is reserved extra space in Startup Disk Creator 16.04?

I've recently installed updated my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and one of the resources I most use is the Startup Disk Creator. And one of the problems that I'm having is, I can't install an .ISO at my USB ...
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Not enough space on /tmp but 900mb free on / [duplicate]

I get an error saying that I do not have enough space on /tmp to download a file. However, I have around 900 Mb of free space on the / partition. Is there a way for Ubuntu to actually use this space? ...
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how to find the files less than 5 MB in /var/log/ and display with the size of file? [duplicate]

I need to find the files less than 5 MB in /var/log/ and the output should display the size of each files. which command should I use?
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Free Space on disk [Solved] [duplicate]

I've got small problem. When I was installing linux ubuntu 16.04 I leaved some free space. Now I want to add it to my disk but I dont know how frown emoticon Can anyone help me? Edit: When I made ...
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apt-xapian-index, how to limit its disk usage or safely move it away?

My /var/cache/apt-xapian-index has 4.5GB. I like the synaptic search functionality a lot, but that price is too much for my small SSD... I was thinking what I can do about it, to keep it available ...
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How can I delete encrypted files to recover HDD space?

I tried to re-install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I unknowingly checked on the option of Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security. Unfortunately I stopped the installation at midway, and then began ...
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apt-get gives disk space error but I have plenty of disk space [duplicate]

After a few hours of trying to install a desktop environment, I simply do not understand what I'm doing wrong. After I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, I get this error: Do you want ...
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Pm-Powersave file in /var/log is 32 GB

I've been getting messages saying that I've been running out of diskspace on my machine, and my /var/log folder is 33 GB large. Looking closer it all seems to come from one file pm-powersave.log. Is ...
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Deleted 16GB MySQL log file, no space freed

I deleted a 16GB MYSQL log file via the command line: sudo rm /var/log/mysql/slow.log but the space has not been freed. Is there some sort of flush I need to run?
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small file using 1 extra block on disk

I have a file on system , 33.png , and it's file size is 5.291 bytes. and the block-size on disk is 4KB : sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda1 | fgrep -e 'Block size' dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) Block size: ...
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No free disk space even after deleting files from chromebook Downloads folder

Out of Ubuntu 14.04 via crouton I have recently deleted many files from the Downloads folder of my Toshiba Chromebook 2. Now I suspect they have not been completely removed since df -h shows 9.4G out ...
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Android NDK in Adroid Studio 2.1 Preview 5 and Ubuntu 14.04

In project structure there is a download NDK link that starts the DL I get error "No space left on disk" I know more than enough space is on the drive.
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Why doesn't ls combined with awk show exact sizes?

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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list all files by size [duplicate]

I'm currently running some Disk Management and trying to locate where some rather large files are located. Is it possible to list all files on a hard drive, (including system files, and hidden files) ...
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Blank Desktop after Login on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I rebooted my system and receive a blank desktop after logging in. on getting into the shell with ctrl + alt + F1 and doing a "df" i see that my root partition is full with 100% usage. I dont want ...
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Primary partition takes a lot of space

I am facing a serious problem, unknown files are getting loaded into my primary partition drive and within minutes of logging in , the space extends from 15 GB with 71 GB free space to 40 GB with 46 ...
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Question with regards to /boot

Dedicated hardware/laptop Version : 15:10 I did a fresh installation, As mentioned, my question is with regards to /boot [/dev/sda1]. As per GParted, it says /boot partition has only 243MB ...
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Finding a large file being created by the system

I ran some code that caused root file system to run out of space; the code then crashes and the file is deleted. I need to find out which file is being created there. How can I quickly (while the ...
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Why does “Available disk space” fluctuate wildly in 12.04LTS?

Disk Usage Analyser is telling me I have 1.5G free. Nautilus tells me I have between 0bytes and 1.4G free space, and that changes minute by minute without my saving anything to my hd. When I used to ...
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space on boot… but existing conflict or something

Fairly new to ubuntu so please bear with me. i have trawled and tried various things to stop the low disk space on boot message including the autoremove and autoclean lines; this has been happening ...
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How to resize the disk partition [duplicate]

Hello I have next to no disk space and I can't resize the partition because it can't be unmounted. It's mounted on '/' . The message says that maybe other partitions are mounted to that location
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Constantly running out of disk space when installing updates [duplicate]

I have been having this problem ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS for the second time on this machine. For some reason I seem to run out of disk space every time I attempt to install an update. ...
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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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No space left on device even after deleting files

I used bleachbit on root and after deleting 100s of megabytes it still says there is no space left on device? What can I do to fix this? I believe this is a bug in Ubuntu and it remains unfixed! I ...
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btrfs balance “No space left on device” with no success on any -dusage and -musage values

I have the following issue with btrfs balance start / on a btrfs on an 140 GB LVM with 4 physical device (in case that matters): sudo btrfs balance start / fails with ERROR: error during balancing '/...
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Disk usage for the same drive shows 20K in the host and 16G in the container

When comparing the disk usage for a mounted harddrive the usage is completely different when compared between the host and the container. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on the host and in the lxc container....
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Weird out-of-space problem

Running Ubuntu on Virtualbox, apt-get gives me out of space errors: Reading package lists... Error! E: Couldn't create temporary file to work with /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu....
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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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what percentage of free space should I allot on ext4 volumes

Hi I am wondering what percentage of the ext4 volume I should leave empty,or if that is necessary at all for safe storage on large volumes. I have a 1TB and a 3TB external drives both formatted in ...
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var/log/syslog growing indefinitely in size

The disk that contains Ubuntu on my computer is 115GB in size. When the disk was 114.7GBfull. I started deleting some files here and there to free up around 5GB. But I noticed the disk was 114GB ...
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How to increase disk space given to Virtual Box VM through the GUI?

My host is Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.19 in a Virtual Box VM to which I gave 8 GB dynamically allocated disk space to start with. And I have ...
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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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Is it safe to remove deja-dup backups?

du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -6, I've noticed that deja-dup is taking up more than 30 GB of space on my SSD drive. Is there a way to delete old backups safely, or to minize the use of the backups up to ...
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Not enough space on disk

Hey I need help with this, I'm not able to install anything because I have no disk space. I think it may be because I didn't create enough partitions and the ones I did create were not that big. I ...