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

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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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Not enough free disk space in /boot

Am I beating a dead horse here, or is this a common problem Xubuntu Technocrats need to address? I'm using the 14.04 distro. I installed it according to many of YOUR instructions from THIS website. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Cannot Remove old Kernels from Full Boot Disk

I am unable to install or update any software on my machine. Using my incredible powers of inference I deduced that /boot was full and was causing all my heartache. notlinus@NS0:/boot$ df -h ...
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du -sh utilization does not match df -h amount used!

my /var partition is close to 100% full, according to df -h root@buz02:/var/lib# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 4.7G 600M 3.9G 14% / ...
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Is it important to install disk monitor on linux? [closed]

As a linux system security administrator & server manager?
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Installation of software requires more free space on a Virtual Disk Image of Ubuntu

I'm trying to install a software called 'choregraphe' and it requires at least 1091 mb of free space. I'm running a virtual Ubuntu 14.04 LTS client on Virtual Box, with enough space. I even ...
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The volume “Filesystem root” has only 0 MB

Yes this is a question that on surface has been asked previously. The difference with this question is that all the answers supplied make no results that work to fix this problem. I read, understood ...
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Mount/unmount disc partition

I am new in linux OS and I am having some issues with disc space. I hope that somebody can help me with this: enter image description here I would like to connect /dev/mapper/cfcb--vg-root to use ...
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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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Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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What is eating up my disk space?

I have very recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. I have been watching the available amount of memory over two days, and i noticed that the free memory goes on decreasing at a slow rate. Initially the used ...
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update problem in ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

while trying to update through software updater, I am getting the message Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 91.9 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Should I remove linux-generic-lts-raring?

I'm trying to free up disk space, I already did Bleachbit. Now I am using Synaptic Package manager and removing old versions of things like linux-generic and linux-headers. So I found an old ...
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Ubuntu - messed up partition table

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server vm on a Xen server. I have 40Gb disk space allocated to it and my partition table looks like this df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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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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Partition sizes different in df and fdisk

I'm seeing different sizes using df vs fdisk commands. Please help! df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev ...
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What is installed by default that can be removed?

I am using a computer with a very strict space limit - less than 1000MB. For various reasons, I have the 2GB needed to install it, but I now need to shrink it down as much as I can. For that reason, ...
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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 I safely delete the data in deja-dup folder in /home/user/.cache?

The disk usage analyser has shown me that about 700 MB is consumed by the folder /home/user/.cache/deja-dup/. Nearly all of the space is consumed by files named similar to ...