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 reduce consumed disk space for a 942 MB 13.10 amd64 server minimal install?

The goal is to have a have a headless server installation on a physical machine that only serves one service. In other words the server is dedicated to run a single task. You could also call this a ...
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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“No space left on device” /dev/loop0"

Been using Ubuntu for a couple of weeks now and have encountered a problem. I have the message "No space left on device" and after searching for a while I found that /dev/loop0 is taking up huge ...
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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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How to allocate disk space from one filesystem to another?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on dedicated server with 2 TB hard disk, while running a daemon I got error running low on disk space, when I check memory status by running df -h it shows that my rootfs have 20 ...
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Why do I get different free space results? [duplicate]

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Recommended size in percentage for each partition

I have seen most of dedicated hosting companies servers always have multiple partition for various folders. I have tried to follow some guide lines on my own on virtual box. I always use swap space as ...
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disk is full, but cannot find big files or folders

Ubuntu server shows me that I use allmost all disk: Usage of /: 95.5% of 118.12GB And I try to find big folders and files, run ncdu: ncdu 1.8 ~ Use the arrow keys to navigate, press ? for help ...
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No hdd space left

I have 13.4Gb hdd space for my Ubuntu partition, and the only software that I use is Thunderbird, Firefox, and Play On Linux with MS Office 2010 (.playonlinux uses 2.6Gb). I can't use UbuntuOne ...
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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose

So here are mt symptoms. Over the last few days I start the day with say 33 GB of space and then come in the next day to see that I have only 1GB of space left. I am assessing space by using "df" ...
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'Low Disk Space' warning received when disk is nowhere near full

I noticed this warning because it stops one of my applications (BOINC) from being able to work on a number of BOINC projects. The 'Low Disk Space' warning says that I have 1.1GB remaining. I cannot ...
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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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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...
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How can I free up space on my main partition and change target directory of apt-get installations?

Here's the situation: I'm using the tool "crouton" on an acer c7 chromebook to run xubuntu 12.04 alongside chromeOS. I mounted the 320GB partition onto "/media/test/", but the main partition which ...
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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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can I install ubuntu in a 3.5 GB mini pc

I have a mini pc which only have 3.5GB disk space. And I really wish to install linux Ubuntu in top of it. Any recommendation?
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Difference between baobab and df/du

I have SSD drive. Baobab shows / uses 34.3 Gb, du -h / last line is 32G / df shows $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 103G 78G 20G 80% / none ...
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how to resize ubuntu 13.10 partition without reinstaling ubuntu [duplicate]

how to merge that unallocated 11gb partition to sda5 "/" (which is extended partition under sda3) please help me i m out of space ! *i m unable to merge that unallocated partition with sda5 nor sda3 ...
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how to increase root partition in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

how to extend root / partition by sinking swap (previously 6gb after sinking 4Gb , unallocated 2 Gb) and home (previously 11 Gb after sinking 8Gb, allocated 3Gb). How to extend those allocated ...
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Can't update: low space in /boot (LVM) - I already cleaned my Lubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I have low space on /boot partition and I can't update my Lubuntu. I have LVM. I deleted old kernels and used Ubuntu Tweak. I tried to loaded from LiveCD and with gparted grow up my /boot-size, but ...
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Allocate users disk space? [duplicate]

If possible i'd like to allocate disk space to users. I run a large collection of users and on sign up i'd like to include a folder limit. Is there a command for this?
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Amount of disk space needed to install [duplicate]

I'd like to create a partition where to install Ubuntu in a Dell inspiron 6000 with WinXp OS already installed. What is the minimal amount of disk space required for booting the system? Then I'd ...
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What takes less space: debootstrap or Ubuntu Core?

I have a very small disk in my netbook. So I decided to offload all development files into chroot on an external drive. What will take less space initially, debootstrap installation or Ubuntu Core ...
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Missing 50GB on my 100Gb harddrive

I have a 128GB harddrive formatted with the btrfs. However, for some reason I'm missing around half of the disk space. Do any of you have any idea of how to fix it? See this screenshot for details ...
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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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Sharing dualboot volumes space-efficiently

I plan to dualboot my system [Ubuntu|Windows] using a small SSD. What are the options to save space? What I want is to have a either a \home as small as possible or a \home that I can use for both ...
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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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On which hard-drive is the home folder? (Using a USB Boot Disk)

First time using linux/ubuntu, so pardon the noobiness. I created a boot disk and booted from it using the 'try' method. I've barely done anything and I'm getting error messages stating that I have ...
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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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How to change mount point? [duplicate]

During Ubuntu 12.04 installation I selected mount point for a 145GB drive to /usr/local. How can I change it?
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SSD Randomly Filling up. Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. It's installed on a 100 GB EXT4 partition on my SSD. In the past two weeks I have been encountering this weird problem where I get random notifications that my ...
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503 Not enough Disk Space (only one partition) [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 13.10 Gnome(saucy desktop) on my laptop(only ubuntu no windows). While installing any software using apt (sudo apt-get install rhythmboc) I am getting 503 space error. I ...
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What partition PlayOnLinux and Wine software has to be installed to?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and if I have already created ext4 ./ (partition) and on the same volume I have ./home If I create a separate partition ./home will the software that I install for example from ...
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Remove Back Versions of Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing the most recent version of the kernel, I ran out of disk space. How do I go back and delete all of the old versions of the kernel that are occupying my disk
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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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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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Low Disk Space message, but disk usage says 377GB available

Ubuntu keeps popping up with a low disk space message But when I click examine, it shows that I have 377GB available. I'm running a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 machine. When I set up the ...
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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Does swap file usage increase disk I/O and CPU load?

Someone brought to my attention that if an application is using swap file (when system RAM is very low) it increases the disk I/0 and as a result of that, CPU use % and CPU Load increases. Is this ...
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How to permanently delete ALL older kernels using the shell with confirmation question?

To free up some disk-space you can check which kernel you are using with: uname -r And then remove ALL kernel versions but the current with: dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed ...
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How to clean /var/cache?

When I woke up this morning, I found my root had filled overnight du -hx --max-depth=1 / 132M /boot 4.0K /media 16K /lost+found 16M /root 702M /lib 4.0K /OLDHOME 8.2G /usr ...
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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% ...
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Cleaning Ubuntu 13.10

I'm new with Ubuntu so I don't understand most of it. A few days ago, everytime that I start the computer, I have a prompt box saying that my disk is full and I have the option to check the disk with ...
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puzzled by “no space” complaint from apt

Background: My / partition was at 93%, but I had some unallocated space so I created a new home for /usr . After the move the space usage looks like: >df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used ...
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Ubuntu size, and applying it as well as I can

I have a laptop from 08, which had Vista on it. At some point, (likely 2011ish) I installed Ubuntu onto the laptop, as well as keeping the Vista OS. Regardless, when Vista died, I was able to extract ...
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Low disk space and can not boot

I have been running 12.04 on a Virtual Box VM for some time. It's my main development machine, so quite important. The disk size is 8Gb. Recently I started to get pop-up warnings about low disk ...
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Out of disk space - /boot at 100%

My /boot is at 100%. When I run aptitude search ~ilinux-image I'm getting loads of unused images. When I try to delete one of them (after checking which one is currently in use by doing uname -r), e.g ...
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free up /boot .. can't install new software [duplicate]

I was trying to install Mixxx to see how well it would work with Calf/other JACK programs, but when it started installing it gave me an error saying out there wasn't any free space on /boot looking ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...