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 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 system disk to full (100Mb and less space remaining), I noticed that Ubunstu is quite unstable, for example when i open System Monitor, it doesnt open, only blink.. or when i ...
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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 ...
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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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Disk Space Analyser: Partitioning

Hi today i have installed ubuntu in my system for cloud computing.. And i have installed Xen Server... When i view via management software i got message of low space available... When i see via Disk ...
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Disk usage analyzer showing less space

Hi today i have installed ubuntu in my system for cloud computing.. And i have installed Xen Server... When i view via management software i got message of low space available... When i see via Disk ...
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Problem with conky and Disk usage

I hope that the title is clear. I have this problem: With Disk Usage Analyzer I have this situation As we can see the /home/linofex directory uses about 6 GB. Well, I wrote these lines in a conky ...
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Wrong disk usage reporting in file manage on luks volume, correct on command line

When I mount a Luks encrypted volume (by selecting it in the file manager and providing a password), the disk usage reported in the file manager (when right clicking and opening the properties dialog) ...
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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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java's config directory is taking 2.5 GB. Can I delete it?

the directory is /home/shahar/.java/.config, this config folder is 2.5. from looking inside it relates to many programs on my system. but what would happen if I delete it? and would it just go back to ...
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How do I clean up my “home” drive or “/” to get some free space? [duplicate]

I need to free some space on my drive: Not enough free disk space: The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 2,807 M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 1,396 M of ...
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Files in “/usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/” taking a lot of space, how to free it?

Contents of /usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu: $ du -sh * |grep G 1,6G libwebkit2gtk-3.0.so.25.10.11 1,4G libwebkitgtk-3.0.so.0.22.14 1,3G webkit2gtk-3.0 my / partition is only 15gb ...
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Boabab crashes when smart phone SD loaded

When I try to look at the disk usage of my smart phone, boabab crashes with this error: baobab (baobab:12084): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: value "-nan" of type 'gdouble' is invalid or out of range for ...
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Trying to free up some space: Where is my space going?

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 31G 28G 1.4G 96% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 5.8G 4.0K 5.8G 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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expand drive gparted [duplicate]

I am a newbie to linux, so be patient. I filled up the hard drive on my fog server and need to add space. I can not seem to add the allocated space to the drive. Any suggestions? enter image ...
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How can I print the breakdown of disk usage by directory?

My cloud instance (running a web app) disk usage went up inexplicably, I suspect there is something like a storage leak there. Is there any way to the breakdown of disk usage by directory, in order ...
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Huge kern.log file created in one day

I'm sure this has been answered before but I couldn't seem to find any immediate fixes. Basically, I was setting up a VM in VirtualBox but it kept crashing and I kept changing acceleration options ...
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How can I undo the failed installation due to space limitation?

Last week while I was installing the texlive-full in the Ubuntu system in VMWare I found that it took too much time, and then I went back home left it installing. But when I came back, something weird ...
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/root partition full

I have a Desktop PC that I rarely use. Today I booted up this PC to do the updates and to organize some folders but reading my conky I saw that the / (root) partition is almost full. I have 23 GB of ...
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How to erase my DVD with cdrecord? [duplicate]

milenko@milenko-X58-USB3:~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : ...
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fresh install reporting no space (disappearing space!)

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 x64 on a 256GB drive using the whole disk. This is a NVMe and I initially suspected it. After a few days of use the system reports less than 1GB ...
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Make Startup Disk not working properly

I can not make startup disk on my USB,it says there is not enough space for this image. lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931,5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 929,5G 0 ...
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how to delete .private

private take alot of space when all my files 70 gb so please help me df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 451G 262G 167G 62% / none ...
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Get disk quota when not administrator?

I'm logged into uBuntu 14.04 LTS at the University. After several hours of working in nvcc (cpp compiler for nVidia CUDA C), editing .cu (CUDA cpp) and make files in gedit I suddenly get a "Disk quota ...
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Disk usage problem in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I found /dev/sda6 used space is 18Gb by running the following command in Ubuntu 15.04: akp@akp-PC:~$ df -hl -x tmpf -x devtmpf Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3.9G ...
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No more space on disk [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. For some time I haven't been able to run more programs simultaneously. This is what df -h gives: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 29G 25G ...
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Boot folder is almost full, how to give it more space? [duplicate]

My boot folder or whatever it is dev/sda1/boot only has about 300mb of memory and it's about full. I'm not sure why it has so little memory. I have a toshiba laptop and removed the windows and ...
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/boot partition is always full

My /boot partition is always full after a few updates. I had always to delete the old version of the following files to regain some diskspace: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1271689 Nov 6 21:34 ...
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Not enough disk space [duplicate]

It tells me "Not enough disk space" and I get 404 when trying to update Ubuntu.
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Partitioning to go for a dual boot

So I'm thinking of dual booting my windows 10 with the latest ubuntu. I'll need my windows because gaming is a big hobby of mine. Linux will be used for simulations since I'm a physicist going in the ...
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after moving HOME directory seems to be in the original location

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage, leaving sda for OS only. I moved my home ...
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Is there any way to remove space to the `/home` partition and assign to `/` partition?

I am new in ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on dual-boot system with Windows 8.1. I need ubuntu to work with databases that handle large volumes of data. When configuring the system I assign to the ...
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Disk space error

I am frequently getting disk space error, i have deleted many folders and installed files at the moment disk space shows XGB available after few minutes, again it shows 0 bytes available, I am new to ...
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Unknown Hidden File Eating All Drive Space

I've been experiencing a huge issue with my system recently, where something unknown is eating all of my available drive space in the root fs. Even if I delete files, it will almost instantaneously be ...
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Why the “Filesystem root” has only XXX disk space remaining?

The title is pretty obvious and common: the error below happens very often. What I am asking is why does it happen. I mean, look at the output of GParted (the first 4 partition are required by ...
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Disk usage analyzers freeze in the middle of operation

14.04 I've been trying not just Baobab that came bundled, but also K4dirstat, Filelight and JDiskReport. I have even tried running WinDirStat under Wine! They all start working, then freeze about ...
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no enough space to install or delete

When I'm installing or deleting packages an error message appears that there is no enough space... I found a repository /source size 25.GB and the partition that ubuntu 15.04 works on is 31 GB What ...
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Increase number of inodes on a disk

Can I increase number of inodes on a disk? How can I increase it ? I am out of inodes just because of so many small files in disk.
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Full disk - /dev/mapper

After erasing some log files I have got enough space to reboot (I am still to reboot, I want to figure out first what is happening). After some prints, sizes do not explain the problem: $ df -h ...
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home directory full

I'm relatively new to Linux. My home directory is almost full, but I have the media directory which has about 2TB space free. I can't paste anything to this directory. Can anyone tell me how to use ...