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

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Running out of disk space

I have Ubuntu machine, version 14.04 running on AWS (EC2). Yesterday, my disk space run out of space. Running with user root df -h Bring this result: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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Minimum drive size for deja dup

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but so far I've never really had the need for backup tools like Deja Dup, since I've been using my PC mainly for doing some university work (writing ...
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No more space in File System

These last day i ran out of space on file system, this means, i can't install more updates, packages, and programs. Does someone knows how can i "expand" my space on the File System... 15.6GB are not ...
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Large discrepancy between df and du

My / partition which holds everything (including /home), was suddenly using 100% of disk space. I removed a few files and now df shows $ df -h /dev/sda1 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Hard Disk Full but Files size is about half the hard disk size

My hard disk appears to be full. I have 239,4 GiB in the hard disk according to Filelight But according to Gparted I only have 24,53 GiB free out of 463,79 (Sorry I can not post images yet) I ...
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Possible problems when 0 bytes remaining

over the past few months I have been getting that "XYZ MB remaining, ... Examine/Ignore" popup screen. Since this is an old ubuntu 10.04 on a small partition, it never troubled me much - after all, ...
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Forget to configure a separate partition for /home

I recently installed Ubuntu, manually partitioning the hard disk. I created a 16GB partition for / (root), and a swap partition, with 226GB free that I intended to use for /home, but I forgot to add ...
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Disk Increased / Not Increased

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server in a VMWare environment. I may be able to get console access though it is a PITA so I am trying to administer it via SSH only. I just ordered more disk to increase the ...
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Is there a way to check which file has been taken biggest space?

On my Ubuntu server the Disk Usage shows that my /dev/xvda1 is used to 100%. What's the best way to find the most space consuming files?
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How to fix RAID1 array by mdadm with script?

In system works two RAID1-arrays madadm. There is one reserve disk to change faulty disk. I need to write a script which will be monitoring disks and automatically fix degraded array. How do you ...
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disk full — deleting files does not work

My hard disk is so full that I cannot even download a 2 page pdf file from the internet. This is surprising because I don't have very much on this computer (just pdfs from work). More surprising is ...
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Partition space almost empty

I set the partition space for Ubuntu at 15 GB, but after installing programs, it appeared a pop up saying that the space was almost finished. If I go on Disk, I see "Extended Partition Partition 3" as ...
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How to find out which programs are taking up alot of memory?

I've been getting messages that I have exceeded my quota limits. I am new to Linux and am not sure what to do. With windows, I could easily just go to Control panel, add/remove programs, and uninstall ...
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Need to delete packages from '/boot' directory

I'm very new to Linux so please bear with me. I attempted to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04.02 I received the error: "The following packages have unmet dependencies" I ran apt-get -f install and ...
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problem with disc size

So I typed df -h in terminal and that's what I've got ~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Free %Used Mounted on /dev/sda6 669G 618G 18G 98% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% ...
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How to increase space on cow device in non-persistent Ubuntu live session without reboot?

In the default Ubuntu live session the copy-on-write space is limited to 1 GB (at least on my Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 live system)[1]. If I install program which require more space, the system runs out of ...
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Gnome do installation and disk space usage

I installed Gnome-Do on Xubuntu and it said 52 MB of disk space will be used up while installation. Later when i removed it (I used purge), only 7 MB was freed. Each time I install some applet, am I ...
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how can i clean up all the extra files on my computer running ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I have a 3 TB internal harddrive and i figured that it would last me a long time. well its filled up and i have no clue how. i do have a couple duplicated movies but only about 40GB in movies all ...
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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growing os size on hdd

Are all the obsolete packages deleted after an upgrade/update? I ask because my HD is growing with all these 300+MB updates. Should I be running a `make clean' after each upgrade/update? Thanks for ...
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Disk Usage Analysys..

On my virtual Ubuntu Desktop (HD: 300 GB), Disk usage analyzer shows: and the df-l command shows: This is strange! If the root consumes only 59.6 GB, How the filesystem capacity says it uses ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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Recovering from apt-get upgrade gone wrong due to a full disk

I was performing an apt-get upgrade on an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS box that hadn't been updated in a little while and the upgrade failed due to 'No space left on device'. After a little while I worked out ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 has a bunch of old kernel directories

I saw in Disk Usage Analyzer I have 3.13.0-xx for 8 minor versions of the kernel in /lib/modules. Each is around 200MB. I remember having to go through in Synaptic and remove those old Linux versions ...
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Disk Space Discrepancy Between Gparted and Properties

All. Gparted details that 100gb of my mounted sda1 are in use. However, if I select all folders within sda1 (while utilizing gksu nautilus) and acquire its properties, it reads that the usage of the ...
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Boot is full (no prior solutions helped)

I have already seen that this page as well as the ubuntu forum itself has quite some similar questions, but none of the solutions has helped me yet, so I'll try it here as well: The general problem ...
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How to stop scripts from filling a disk to capacity

We have an issue where cache and another script just ate our server away making it un-bootable. I believe Windows or Mac OS X would never allow this. After having read "Server logs are filling my hard ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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What is dummy filesystem?

I tried df --help command to generate the man-page for help on df command and I am stucked with a unknown term Dummy filesystem This line in df manpage is where I get to know the term first time -a, ...
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How to remove backup data Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I started to do a backup, the program started and stopped when there wasn't enough space left to finish the backup. Now I don't have space left to do anything, I ...
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I'm missing a Windows drive - how to recover disk space?

I had installed Windows XP on C:\ drive then install Ubuntu on D:\ drive. After that I had formatted the C:\ drive and reinstalled Window XP on C:. However, now I cannot find my Ubuntu and also its ...
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How to clean up dev/sda1 as it's full

I've been doing jmeter tests and have had a few OutOfMemoryExceptions, so I've bumped up the heap memory in JMeter. But now it seems I can't run anymore tests as it says I'm using 94.9% of 14Gb. When ...
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HDD 46G used per GParted and df - but only 10G per ncdu, du, baobab etc Ubuntu 12.04LTS

Good day. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running a headless NAS box (HP Microserver) - used mainly for backup, but it also runs Plex Media Server. Plex stopped working and it turned out I was out of disk ...
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How to remove unused or outdated folders?

I administrate a multi-user system that has had quite a lot of user turnover. The users who have left us still have a folder in the folder /home. I would like to remove the folders for the users that ...
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Is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space?

Somehow my harddrive is full and I can't find the source, so is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space? I could do it manually and check the properties ...
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Need help with DIsk Space

I Dual booted Ubuntu (Alongside windows 7) with a thumb drive, so I cant take off Ubuntu, but when I installed it I choose the Default Disk Space for windows and Ubuntu, but I need more for Ubuntu, ...
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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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Change installation path / move programs

I am using a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I created Ubuntu (home directory, etc.) on the SSD and stored some data (music, photos) on the HDD. Sadly the SSD is now full because of my games and programs. I ...
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How open folders from USB devices in Terminal and find the size

I am very new in Ubuntu. I just plugged my mobile in Ubuntu and the two memory cards appears to me. But I was interested to find out the total free space and how much used for each folder. I guess ...
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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 ...