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

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How to recover disk space that is not visibly available?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit development image running on VirtualBox. I have been doing some house keeping on the disk space because it was getting low. The drive is a 26GB drive. I have about 4.7 GB ...
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Claiming the provisioned storage

I created a ubuntu server vm with 64GB provisioned storage. I remember that I specified 30GB to be used for the vm. When I do df -h, I get Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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How to escape spaces in pwd path when creating a Boost build script?

I want to compile Boost with some specific options (eg: using zlib from its latest source) So I try next bash code like: WD=`pwd` #//... cd $BOOST_ROOT_DIR echo_run ./bootstrap.sh #// problem with ...
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“Disk quota exceeded” error

In our lab, NFS server has been setup. This server has home directories of all users. Quota is enabled for all users. root@server:/users/labuser# du -sh 69M . root@lab-01:~# quota -su ...
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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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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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Lost 5GB of free space after using BleachBit [closed]

i've been using BleachBit to clean up free space on my laptops HDD, and also on my encrypted portable HDD. and i've got same problem on both devices. Bleachbit was running very long, i left it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with encryption installed manually won't load on SSD

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new SSD drive in laptop. I have no other OS and want to use whole disk for Ubuntu installation. However, I've read that it's best to leave some unallocated space ...
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Persistence space

This isn't a problem, but rather a request for information. Is there any documentation available which explains what goes, and what doesn't go, into the 'persistence' area of a disk? In particular, ...
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Why am I getting low disk space usage?

I have problems understanding my disk space usage. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am recently going low on disk space and I cannot understand why. Here is the result of du (only largest folders). ...
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Extreme problems - something is eating up all disk space constantly

I have so much trouble with disk space, it's crazy. My HDD constantly gets full even though I have 2 TB. I figured out fairly quickly that the file .xsession-errors was huge and eating up a big part ...
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Disk Space Full

Setting up Ubuntu 10.04 server, the / disk space shows full under df, however the du does not show any of the space used. This has several mounts to Gluster FS'. I have tried a forced FSCK and to ...
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mysql not starting

I have a server running on rackspace.com, it been running for about a year (collecting data for a project) and no problems. Now it seems mysql froze (could not connect either through ssh command line, ...
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Anything sync daemon for Ubuntu?

Is there a utility providing similar functionality to Anything sync daemon for 64bit Ubuntu? Preferably in the repository or with a PPA. In particular, I'd like to stop Firefox from constantly ...
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I have lost a 30GB Folder

i was using a video player running a movie. the player (movie player that is coming by default on ubuntu) was freezing and the file and others files in the same folder (30 GB ) was missing. still ...
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Can I transfer Files from my Windows to my Wubi installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi Is there any way to share files between two partitions??
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Ubuntu 12.04 Home folder showing full [closed]

I received a notification today that my home folder is full. I have a 120GB SSD with 3 partitions, /, /opt, /home (84gb). Using the disk usage analyzer, I can only determine that there is no more ...
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How to disable low disk space notification? (Gnome 3, Ubuntu 12.04)

I've got an SSD drive for root and /home, and a larger HDD for storage. The storage disk is almost full, and there's a low disk space warning on startup. The warning doesn't have any "don't show ...
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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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Why doesn't this show the hidden files/folders?

I was looking through my system with du -sch ./* to find the big useless files I may have stockpiled with no reason, when I found this: $ du -sch ./* du: cannot read directory ‘./drbunsen/.gvfs’: ...
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Whats consuming HDD Space

I have single partition of 92GB in which I installed Ubuntu 12.04. And for some Unknown reason a message pop ups saying that I only have 1GB of HDD space left. I ran command sudo du -hscx * on / and ...
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Why does `du` on a device reports zero usage?

Output of sudo df -h is Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 5.7G 3.1G 65% / ...
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How can I overwrite Windows 7 with Ubuntu?

Windows 7 runs unreasonably slow, so I decided to install Ubuntu instead. I clicked Install but it says that I do not have at least 4. 4GB of disk space. But my hard disk's capacity is is 320 GB. ...
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Can I install kdirstat on Ubuntu 11.10?

Other disk analyzers are far inferior as they don't allow you to delete files from their interface. The to-ing and fro-ing back and forth between Nautilus and Disk Usage Analyzer is slow, tedious and ...
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Equivalent to Windows' “Disk Space Fan”?

I used this program a fair bit back in Windows. What's something vaguely equivalent?
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Why is there 8GB worth of files in my /tmp?

I just got a notification saying I have a small amount of disk space left: so I opened baobab to investigate and noticed this: It turns out that my /tmp folder is full of files names like ...
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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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How to find all files with size greater than…?

Is there any GUI software that can explore a tree and find all files with size greater than some amount? Neither Nautilus nor Nemo seem to be able to do this. In my memory, I could do this with ...
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du (disk usage) reports 6.1M but directory is empty

This does not make any sense! user@localhost:~/folder$ du -h --max-depth=1 6.1M ./subfolder 6.1M . user@localhost:~/folder$ ls -la subfolder total 6228 drwx------ 2 user user 6369280 2013-07-08 ...
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Where did my free space go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I have a storage drive (2TB) and an OS drive (90GB SSD). I've run out of space on the OS drive: /$ ...
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How can I check disk usage using ssh?

We have an ssh server on Ubuntu and we want a disk usage report using ssh of whole network.Is there any utility, command, or script available to accomplish this?
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Where is the information about free space in a disk stored?

I am using indicator-multiload and would like it to show the Free Disk Space in my Partitions. So, I went through the code, and found out that the author was parsing the contents of ...
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Can I use a USB drive to extend the hard drive space?

I need more space on my hard drive and I have an unused 8gb USB stick. How can I use that as an extra hard drive?
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Using LVM, how can I tell which logical volume is near full?

I am getting errors that my disk is nearly full, but i am using three logical volumes, and would need to know which i need to extend. I still have 50GB unassigned. Up until now i always extend all ...
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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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Why do du -sh and the file manager disagree?

I would like to know why the directory sizes I get when I execute du -sh disagree from the ones the file manager shows. What do they do differently and how big is my data really? I am not so much ...
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How does the automatic installation work with free space?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) I have Windows 7 installed, so I unallocated some disk space (~20gb). I have used other versions of Ubuntu and in those versions there was an option ...
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Root partition size remains same after partition resize with gparted

I had resized my root partition from 30gb to 70gb using gparted. But Ubuntu still shows that I have the same old disk size while gparted shows that I acually have 70gb and that the other 40gb is ...
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disk space used up

I have upgraded to 13.04 and lose disk space, ... I have a 3 TB hard disk, and had yesterday still 890 GB free, ... today all is gone! Disk Usage Analyzer does not give me a clue and says that it ...
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How do I resize my /boot partition?

/boot has become 100% full somehow. df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 191078052 31758960 149612804 18% / udev ...
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Disk Space not detected

I was using Windows7 system. To install Ubuntu I created partition of 100GB. Downloaded Ubuntu installer for windows and installed Ubuntu. The system is working perfectly fine but it is showing disk ...
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How to fully utilize the available hard drive space for the home directory

I have a two hard drives, 465GB each. I have windows on one, and wish to install Ubuntu on the other through Wubi. Also, I have 16 GB RAM. When I installed Ubuntu, the acutal space in the home ...
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How to see the size and free disk space on the / filesystem's partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive? In Nautilus, I can easily see the physical size (total capacity, free space, used space) of any mounted disk, ...
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No space left on hard drive

I'm trying to copy/move files to an external 1 TB hard drive with about 50 GB remaining space. I receive a "no space left on disk" when I try. I've moved files off and retried, but still get the ...
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How to determine / make sure whether hard-disks have spun down when using “hdparm” options?

I want to spin down some hard-disks when they are idle. So I used hdparm package. In the /etc/hdparm.conf I added following lines: command_line { hdparm -Ss 241 /dev/sda } My intention was to spin ...
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.xsession-errors is huge after suspending

Earlier today I left my laptop suspended and when I came back (a few hours later), I logged in and all my disk space had been used up. I took a look at Disk Usage Analyser and it said all of the space ...
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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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What command for showing disk usage of specific directory non recursive?

Can I show how much disk space a directory's contents are using, not including its sub directories (and their contents)? If so, what commands(s) please? Thanks.
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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% ...