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

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Insufficient memory for updates message

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and recently when updating software using I received a message asking me to clear rubbish bin and unused programmes as I needed 1441 MB of disk space. Using Disk usage analyser ...
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Like “PerfMon” in Windows do we have something similar in Ubuntu?

If I want to capture performance log of a Ubuntu (or any other Linux Distro) Server/Workstation for a period of time, how would I do that? In Windows, I use something called PERFMON.MSC (LOGMAN.EXE), ...
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How much diskspace do I need for Ubuntu 14.04?

I intend to get myself a new mini-pc with a single SSD. How much diskpace will Ubuntu 14.04 need? Is it recommendable to get two seperate disks? I have following models in mind: Shuttle XS35V4 ...
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Display User and folders for disk Usage

I am trying to list out from the servers, and I was wondering if it is possible to be done through any terminal coding (in which I am pretty weak in it now) Example, in the main directory there are ...
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How to find out the amount of hard drive space consumed by installed programs? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is any way to see all the installed programs as well as the hard drive space used by any particular program?
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Is it possibly to install Ubuntu without making partitions?

I'd like to make dual-boot (Windows 8 + Ubuntu) for my pc, which has a second HDD. Is it possible to simply install Ubuntu on the second one (which is empty) without making any shrinks/partitions? ...
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Software updater needs more disk space

I got the following error message from Software Updater: The upgrade needs a total of 74,6 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 68,3 M of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your ...
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Why does Ubuntu become unresponsive during high IO (read/write) operations?

Two example cases: Example 1: Mount an external unencrypted drive (GPT, ext4) and copy a 8GB file from my computer's SSD (GPT, ext4) -> The whole GUI will become unresponsive. No input devices work. ...
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Reducing size of Sage after building from source

I built the maths software Sage from source onto my Ubuntu server. It now takes up 4.1GB of space in my /opt. I am near the limit of my partition size and was wondering if anyone knew what I can ...
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Problem with full partition on / and raid

I'm in sort of bug with my root partition taking 100% I try to mount the / partition on a new folder /tmp/2ndRoot/ to make a correct du without /home and other folder mounted, and it seems the system ...
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Why no Space on my HardDrive? Storage Summary on login different from df -h output

My Email service (Zimbra) has stopped and its crying low disk space via the warning: WARNING: Disk space below threshold for /opt/zimbra/store.. On investigation, I've found the weirdest thing I've ...
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Disk space usage issue please help

This morning I wake up and a lot of my files has been wiped due to storage issues I checked the console and seems like I don't have more storage could someone help me understand why?, my servers are ...
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Is chmod out-of-place? [closed]

I try to chmod some files and I get the error "disk quota exceeded": It's true that I don't have that much space remaining in the filesystem where I use chmod, ...
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low disk space on “PBR_image” in ubuntu 14.04

i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS when i boot my laptop then a dialog box appears which shows the following output low disk space on "PBR_image" the volume "PBR_image" has only 313.4 MB disk ...
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What is the cause of root's being 100%?

I have a 5-yr old Ubuntu laptop. It's running 12.04 LTS, and has never given me much if any trouble. Last night while updating, a disk analyzer popped up, and said I had very little space left. It was ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Is there a scanner for scanning unused files in my system?

I have installed/un-installed many packages(as trial) in My System as a result they leave a lot of junk and temporary files...Is there any package or software that can scan for removable junk and ...
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No space for ubuntu to load

Help! I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 7, I was using Ubuntu and writing files from one drive to another, however I didnt realise that I would soon run out of disk space on my laptop hard ...
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Need to clean up disk space

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 which is not supported anymore. I want to install updates and clean up disk space in boot. How do I do this? What command should I use.
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Get total diskspace usign du for multiple directories

I know about du -sh which gives me total disk space used for given directory. My problem is the directories I am interested are scattered in lot of subdirectories. I have right "find" command that ...
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Need Help opening .run on my XP Partition

So I downloaded PlaneShift and it's in my Windows Part of the hard so how do I install it? .-. Btw i have no space for a 1gb file in my linux parition
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Ubuntu thinks btrfs disk is full but its not

cat /etc/fstab # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> UUID=a168d1ac-4e13-4643-976d-6e47ea1732b1 /boot ext2 defaults ...
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analyse disk space usage of an encrypted home directory

I'm having some problems with a full disk. According to df -k I'm using 47 gb of data in my home folder and I have no idea where all of that data is hiding. I tried using the disk usage analyser aka ...
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Mounting disk being used on RAID

I have a server with two 2 TB drives (so 4 TB total capacity). But because of RAID only 2 TB is available for storage. I would like all 4 TBs to be available for storage. This means disabling RAID and ...
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How to a show the disc usage by directory in my home directory using the Terminal?

Could someone let me know which tool I should use? I'm trying to run this on an Ubuntu Server VM. So I believe I need a tool such as discus.
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Usb flash drive with used sapce but no files in it

I have a 16 GB usb flash drive. It has ~9 GB used space and ~6 GB free space as seen on Disk Utility. When I open the directory there are no files in it. Also ls -al gives ...
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Determining disk usage statistics and tailoring partition sizes accordingly

I have three separate partitions whose orders I do not remember in my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installation. However, the output of "df" yields two physical devices when the Data partion, Windows partition ...
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Unmet dependencies because of too few disk space

I'm trying to install Owncloud on Ubuntu server 14.04 running on Cubieboard2. Ubuntu works fine at this stage. I did sudo apt-get install owncloud and the install process started but there wasn't ...
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Low free disc space please help

I received a warning of limited space so I deleted a bunch of videos and removed old programs i don't use any more. Then I downloaded bleach bit and ran that but that a warning pops up saying I have ...
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Are there any way to see how much space is used for Ubuntu?

I can see how much space using in Windows, since Ubuntu uses root concept, there is no particular hard drive any more. How can I tell how much space left using Ubuntu?
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Should a bare bones Ubuntu install through VMware Fusion take up this much space?

I am trying to clean up some space on my Macbook Pro and I have Ubuntu running through VMware Fusion. I only use Ubuntu for a custom program that runs through the terminal and takes up about 5mb. ...
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Find out which file a process is writing when PID changes all the time

Using tools like iotop one can monitor the i/o of individual processes which is fine, but you do not find out which directory a process writes into. If the PID would always be the same that would not ...
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“Not enough space” - while there is A LOT of space

I have my ubuntu on a USB stick with persistence. It has ~1550 MB of free space. I decided to install a game (for windows, so I used wine to do it) on another USB device that has 8 GB. I pointed ...
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How to deal with low disk space in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu in an external drive in an Ext4 partition, it is unfortunately at the end of the drive. And now I am out of disk space. But I was able to create another Ext4 partition ...
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Disk Space Issues

I have total 70 GB in drive from 160 GB of hard drive in which ubuntu is installed and in that drive 20 GB is free space, still ubuntu keep giving me pop up that not enough free space. Here is the ...
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How much disk space is allocated in Ubuntu for a new user?

How much disk space is allocated in Ubuntu 12.04 if new user is added? I have 500GB completely allocated for Ubuntu. If a new user is added then how much disk space will be allocated for him?
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Why does apt-get clean requires a reboot before taking effect

Sometimes when my disk is full I apt-get clean to free up some space. When I check my free space with df I have no space left, but after a reboot df tells me disk is being used for 52%. Why do I need ...
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Ambiguous disk usage statistics on EC2

I got the following problem: df -h shows: ubuntu@:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 32G 9.6G 21G 33% / udev 819M 12K ...
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Execute script when disk space is low

Is there a smart way to execute a script when disk space is low? I know I can manually check disk space, but it seems like a common problem to want to delete log files when disk space is low (for ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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Ubuntu server 12.10 /dev/sda1 disk full

My server /dev/sda1 disk full root@server:/var/www# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 48060296 45653236 0 100% / udev 8055724 12 ...
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sshfs and disk usage

I have a 1TB hard disk mounted on / in the same hard disk I have the home, something like 100GB of data. This is the output of df -l Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on ...
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`rm -rf …` hangs on large directory

Using Ununtu 12.04, and recently got a message that disk space is running out. Ran the Disk Usage Analyzer, which froze. After some research, I see a directory in ~ called "9fybsyiikg" which is ...
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How to convert to a Lighter wight Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop and I'm happy with it. However sometime I think the older versions were better as they were lighter or utilized less resources. Is there any way that, it will ask me ...
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Problem with ~/.cache/upstart

I'm not experienced at all with Ubuntu yet and I know there are lots of things I have to learn, but I'm kinda puzzled about this one. I just got (suddenly after a reboot) a free disk space warning ...
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How to incorporate free space into my root parition? [duplicate]

So I used to have windows 7 on a dual boot with Ubuntu... Windows stopped working, so I deleted it, and now theres just this big thing of free space, i was just wondering, could i just add this to my ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root is full

I have just successfully increased my disk size having had help with this question. My set up is Ubuntu Server running in VirtualBox as a web development server. I now have this space: As you can ...
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Increase space for Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox

I am running Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox (I am on a Mac) as a web development server. My Mysql server has stopped starting (and wont start) and I highly suspect it is because I have no disk space left ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 Downloads

How do I fix The following: The upgrade needs a total of 76.2 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 76.2 M of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary ...
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How to remove temp files with a command other then “apt-get autoremove”? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I want to know that if there is a command other than: sudo apt-get autoremove to remove temp files?