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

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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?
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How can I check disk space used in a partition using the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I was wondering if there is a command that can tell the space used in a partition using the terminal. Like I want to use the su command to change to a user called admin ...
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How to fix upgrade, install failure loop due to disk space issue

I'm running into an upgrade / install failure loop due to disk space, but I don't see which drive is full. I've tried clean, autoclean and autoremove, but to no avail. This is Ubuntu on AWS. There are ...
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Avoid Hidden files while calculating disk usage?

I am using ubuntu LTSP , I want to find tje size of my home folder using , du command, I try du -hs /home/students/cs2011/cs1105 , but it shows more size than what i get by taking the properties
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icon-theme.cache disk space? [duplicate]

disk space is usually not too important, but I am wondering about the following on a fairly vanilla gnome ubuntu 13.10 install: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13709124 Oct 16 17:51 ...
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How can I find out what is causing constant chromium-browser disk writes?

Problem: iotop shows small disk writes every 4-5 seconds from chromium. Example output Total DISK READ: 0.00 B/s | Total DISK WRITE: 0.00 B/s TID PRIO USER DISK READ DISK WRITE ...
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No space left on left on Drive after deleting everything. /dev/sda6 100% used

I had recently run a script in our college exam on my computer which was specifically for 32bit(i386) but my ubuntu is amd64 , so the script wouldn't run but then I tried accessing the folders in my ...
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Can ubuntu server be installed on <1G hds? [closed]

I just need to install a streaming server, but videos to be streamed are on a remote storage. I just need the ubuntu server hd take as less space as possible to be portable (ubuntu server will be on ...
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Freeing Up Partition Space [duplicate]

I have a 10GB Ubuntu partition and I am starting to run out of hard disk space. What are some large things I can remove to free up space and where are they located?
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why is / taking up 7 GB of space (running du)

So I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am trying to determing what is taking so much disk space so I run the following command. du / -h -d 2 | sort -hr which outputs the following 7.3G / ...
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Differences between df, df -h, and df -l

Question What are the differences between the following commands? df df -h df -l Feedback Information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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something used up my disk, don't know what

Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-58-virtual x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as of Sun Feb 23 10:40:22 UTC 2014 System load: 0.03 ...
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Upgrade ubuntu space with windows 7

I installed Ubuntu beside windows 7 and after 6 months from use it I love it and I need to delete windows 7 space and move it to Ubuntu . For example : Partition c had tow systems : 1- Widows 7 30 ...
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Unallocated space from windows 7 to Ubuntu

I shrank my /dev/sda1 using windows 7 partition program and I want to extend /dev/sda3 with that unallocated space. I know I have to use a live Ubuntu cd/usb and use gparted. But I can't seem to ...
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How to limit disk space per user on Ubuntu 13.10?

I am new on Ubuntu. I want to limit the disk space per user. For example: Jhon Doe 10gb, Jane 20gb, and so on. I wrote the following code as root: gedit /etc/fstab . In the new window I got this: # ...
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Unable to remove old kernels [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove old kernel versions so I can upgrade. The method I'm using is below. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.y.z-server Every time I run it I get the following error: ...
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How to reduce consumed disk space for a 942 MB 13.10 amd64 server minimal install?

The goal is to have a have a headless server installation on a physical machine that only serves one service. In other words the server is dedicated to run a single task. The service requires ...
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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“No space left on device” /dev/loop0"

Been using Ubuntu for a couple of weeks now and have encountered a problem. I have the message "No space left on device" and after searching for a while I found that /dev/loop0 is taking up huge ...
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No disk space confusion

I am trying to install kde on ubuntu server, when i run apt-get install kubuntu-desktop the cp command says I have no space: Complete output of the above command: here Other info: The os runs ...
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How to allocate disk space from one filesystem to another?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on dedicated server with 2 TB hard disk, while running a daemon I got error running low on disk space, when I check memory status by running df -h it shows that my rootfs have 20 ...
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Why do I get different free space results?

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Windows and Ubuntu Dual Boot Curious Problem

I hope someone will be able to solve my current problem. I am a linux newbie and I want to have a dual boot on my laptop. Currently Windows 8.1 is my main operating system and have 3 partitions (OS, ...
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A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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Recommended size in percentage for each partition

I have seen most of dedicated hosting companies servers always have multiple partition for various folders. I have tried to follow some guide lines on my own on virtual box. I always use swap space as ...
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disk is full, but cannot find big files or folders

Ubuntu server shows me that I use allmost all disk: Usage of /: 95.5% of 118.12GB And I try to find big folders and files, run ncdu: ncdu 1.8 ~ Use the arrow keys to navigate, press ? for help ...
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No hdd space left

I have 13.4Gb hdd space for my Ubuntu partition, and the only software that I use is Thunderbird, Firefox, and Play On Linux with MS Office 2010 (.playonlinux uses 2.6Gb). I can't use UbuntuOne ...
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Is a separate ramdisk usefull for ubuntu 12.04

I'm not sure if it's usefull to integrate a separate ramdisk in my system. Has anybody made experiences with it. I made this entry in fstab: tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid 0 0 I hoped that, ...
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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose

So here are mt symptoms. Over the last few days I start the day with say 33 GB of space and then come in the next day to see that I have only 1GB of space left. I am assessing space by using "df" ...
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'Low Disk Space' warning received when disk is nowhere near full

I noticed this warning because it stops one of my applications (BOINC) from being able to work on a number of BOINC projects. The 'Low Disk Space' warning says that I have 1.1GB remaining. I cannot ...
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File system is 100% full

Recently, my system disk, somehow, got filled up to 92%. According to the recommendations in the forums, I removed (using the Synaptics) obsolete version of Linux kernels (which lead to ONLY 62% of ...
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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...