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

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Strange observation in System Monitor concerning total and available disk space

I have noticed in my System Monitor saying that although I have 980,2 GB total disk space only 924,5 GB are available. Why is that? What happened to those 55,7 GB that are missing? Is this normal?
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usage of disk freezes ubuntu for few seconds

I installed ubuntu 14.04 about 2 months ago and about 1 month ago this issue began to occur: Whenever HDD is used (saving a file, file download, opening a file..even small ones) there is about 60% ...
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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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Remove files not required under lost+found directory

My lost and found drectory has a large number of files, most of which are not needed. But in the terminal when I try to use cd, it's asking for permissions and I'm not able to use sudo, since cd is ...
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Script or program to log the disk usage

I would like either a program or more preferably a way to log the disk usage. In order to explain what I mean, when someone installs Ubuntu there are approximately 4.5 GB of disk used. Then when you ...
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VM Ubuntu: What are /dev/mapper and /dev/sd1?

I want to increase the free disk space of my VM Ubuntu (host = Mac 10.10). After autoclean -> auto remove, I still 80% (=5.7/7.5 GB)of space used in /dev/mapper, however, only 3% (=7.2/246.8 MB) used ...
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my disk is full every hours because of /var/log/ [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time with Ubuntu. I don't know how but it keeps generating log after log and it ends up filling my disk; to keep working I erase /var/log (I know I shouldn't do it) and reboot the ...
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how to avoid heavy dependency

I have a limited SSD hard drive. So I cannot install any software on my Ubuntu. I just tried to install a very simple application: texmaker sudo apt-get install texmaker [sudo] password for arash: ...
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Where is my Disk Space going?

I ran these 3 commands (concatenated into 1 huge command) to check where all my disk space was going in my home dir: source: http://postimg.org/image/vmgndj62t/ If you see the size of ...
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How to monitor disk quota in modern way? Status in widget, menu, status bar?

I would like to have constant remainder / status update of remaining disk space within quota set for particular user. I have setting the quotas figured out, just not the monitoring part. My Ubuntu ...
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How can I find out which application/service is filling up /var/log so MASSIVELY?

My laptop disk showed me that I had '0' bytes of free space left. I was in shock. I thought computers have started lying (that was the extent of my disbelief since there was absolutely nothing that I ...
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HDD usage difference [duplicate]

Strange situation I'm having here. I got notified that my HDD usage is about 75% (~200GB) but when I checked filesystem size using analyzer it shows only ~60GB. Below is a screenshot: Any idea ...
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Is there a faster way to only occupy disk space than dd [duplicate]

In order to test that our systems correctly detect that they are running out of space, we just need large files on the disk where we do not care about their content at all. At the moment we use dd ...
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Not owner and too little free space problem

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed it on my computer and it says that I'm not the owner though there is only one account besides guest. Also, I previously used Windows 8 and deleted it and ...
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No more space avbiable even if there are a lot

i am eveing some weird issue lately, i ma using this machine as webserver and when i try to write a file in a directory it say there is no more space, i did try to delete some files, it work for a ...
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Ubuntu lost all it's hardrive space

I was away from my computer for a while and when I returned it said that it only had 1 GB left.. the time I left it it has 78 GB left and 58 used even though I know I didn’t use that much what is ...
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Problems by updating

When trying to run the automatic update I get as alarm that " Your boot sector is full" try to delete you trash or/and run: sudo apt-get clean in your bootsector . I've tried but it doesn`t help - ...
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compress packag lists in /var/lib/apt/lists

I did create a file like explained in this Ubuntu Wiki cat > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02compress-indexes << EOF Acquire::GzipIndexes "true"; Acquire::CompressionTypes::Order:: "gz"; EOF this ...
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how can i add some more space to my /home in ubuntu 14.04

while installing windows in my machine, i some how gave 100 Gb to store the back-up (I am really not getting the exact name, so please pardon me for using back-up word) and while i was creating ubuntu ...
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How to check what are using the mounted disk when I want to reject it

The disk is mounted by sudo mount /dev/sdd5 /media/SDD/Docs and sudo mount /dev/sdd6 /media/SDD/Images and so on, thus there are some directories corresponding to the volumes of the mounted disk. ...
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Issue with linux-image-3.13.0-44-generic & linux-image-extra-3.13.0-44-generic [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu Server for a few months now. I'm getting the below OUTPUT after running sudo apt-get -f upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Disk /dev/root full, but cannot identify the reason

I need some help to fix some disk space issue. Actually I'm using a private vps cloud server with 50Gb of disk space. When I run df -h, I get : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Freezed login fily

My problem started after i rebooted my pc ,after booting everything went ok untill the login screen where i type my password an then it freezes ,nothing happens , i can't get to tty shell by ...
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Troubleshooting disk activity, could somebody guide me?

My hdd is screaming as much as it can on startup, for something that feels like at least 5 minuts, I'm fairly new to the linux world and quite worried about it as I care quite a bit about my files, ...
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Out of disk space with 25+ GB left in partition

First post here. Somehow I have managed to run out of space on my 12.04 Ubuntu partition even though I am only using 29GB/66.2GB. Please see the below screen shot that shows the gparted gui as well as ...
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What does the grey slice in disk usage represent?

When I right click on Properties for my ext4 partition I get the following pie chart: The meaning of the blue and white slices are fairly obvious, since they are in the legend to the right, but ...
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SSD is always running out of room

Today I opened my laptop to find the message: Failed to write file '/home/chris/.cache/xfce4-notifyd-theme.rc.TF9RSX': write() failed: No space left on device displayed on all workspaces. I googled ...
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Where is the missing hard disk space? [duplicate]

df tells me that the server uses 84% of the HDD it uses. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 30G 24G 4.6G 84% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% ...
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Ubuntu Server Double Accounting For Space Used

All - I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and mounted an LVM drive under /media. It seems though that the server is double accounting for space and reporting that / has run out of space. Is there ...
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Frequent disk usage warnings in 14.04

Currently I am receiving warning messages about low disk space every few minutes. The warning message says The volume "home" has only 1.1 GB disk space remaining. Receiving the warning periodically ...
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New size of root partition doesn't seem to be recognized

I ran out of space on my 20 GB root partition, I resized it to 32GB in gparted but it didn't seem to have created more free space. I ran apt-get autoremove and apt-get autoclean, ran bleachbit as ...
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file system space

I am on ubuntu vps server and I am running these problem always cannot create temp file for here-document: no space left on device from days to days my server stop and the error shown to me that ...
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Grive deletes files from Google Drive server

I am probably going to sound like a complete moron but, after installing Grive-Tools (Version 1.12 beta) on a second laptop containing Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit), when I went to sync files that I had ...
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How to completely remove a Software

first of all merry christmas to everyone. I wanted to ask you a basic question. I installed a software, in this case Eclipse 3.8 through the following command: sudo apt-get install eclipse And the ...
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Not space left on disk. Need Clean Up Help

I have just installed crouton on a Chromebook to begin to work in Linux. I am struggling on freeing up some disk space for some reason and was looking for some help. Here is the output for df -h: ...
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What are the different types of directories do we have?

I wanted to know the difference between root and home directories. How do I reallocate some more space to for faster functioning of the Virtualbox, the other OS that I have is Windows XP ? Thank you!
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Ubuntu doesn't update, says I've got insufficient space [duplicate]

So, almost everyday I got that pop up to update Ubuntu and it just works normally. But from some days ago I just started to receive this message saying that I have insufficient space to install the ...
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Not enough space on disk in ubuntu 14.04

i am using ubuntu 14.04, and I got a message saying "not enough space on disc" (or something like that). The problem is that I;m trying to get into ubuntu and delete some files that I don't need (in ...
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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a 500 GB HardDisk and 350GB are used: Wich is the best ...
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Not enough free disk space when trying to update 14.04 [duplicate]

/boot only has 243 MB of space with 180MB used (according to GParted) I'm trying to install updates, but i need another 24.9MB freed. I want to resize /boot to give it an extra GB (or so) so i can ...
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How to display disk usage by file type?

Basically I'm wondering where all my disk space is being eaten up on my drive and I would like to be able to analyze by file type For example, I'd like to use the Terminal to see how much space is ...
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How to solve low memory problem in ubuntu 12.04?

i installed ubuntu12.04 amd64 version inside windows using wubi in a partition of 8GB, and in GParted it shows that 5.12GB used and 3.10 GB unused, The problem is it always shows a message box of low ...
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'Low Disk Space' (and Disk Usage Analyzer) vs Disks utility [duplicate]

I have posted a very similar question here before. A similar thing happened this morning. I received a Low Disk Space warning The volume "InternalHDD" has only 873.8 MB disk space remaining I ...
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Why is my cgroup size so small, how to fix?

I'm trying to build some Docker images, and I get an 'out of disk space' error. 2014/12/04 14:42:48 write /sys/fs/cgroup/devices/docker/10860.../devices.deny: no space left on device Looking at ...
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Ubuntu frequently hogging up disk space?

A little note before we begin, the machine was constantly active for 5 to 7 days straight, the only reason it was shut off at some point was to turn it back on immediately due to locking or unusable ...
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A lot of my file system space has disappeared. Where is it?

I have allocated an 84GB partition for Ubuntu. Disk utility and Gparted confirm this. But disk usage analyzer can account for only about 24GB of used space, and I get a warning telling my the file ...
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How to assign disk usage into a variable

Im new to creating shell scripts and i am trying to create a script that counts disk usage and display its percentage value.For example : "disk usage :2.8 GB , free space : 48 %" Here is all i could ...
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properly resize OS partition on logical volume

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu 14.04 VM's OS partition because for some reason it was incredibly small from the beginning. I'm running it on a google compute engine VM and so far ive never touched ...
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unable to identify my data drive

My computer has two partitions - one data-part that has all my data. The other has ubuntu 14.04, freshly installed. When I open file browser, I am unable to find my data partition. On ubuntu 12.04, it ...
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The Volume “boot” has only … disc space remaining HELP [duplicate]

I'm complete dummy about ubuntu or lynux no knowledge about basics at all so PLEASE help me to solve the problem with the volume 'Boot" because I cant update for the new versions. Please explain in ...