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

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analyse disk usage ignoring mounts

Ubuntu is complaining that my root file system is nearly full, but when I use baobab (aka "Disk Usage Analyser") or du -h it summarises the usage of all the other mounted file systems as well. How ...
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Monitor disk activity on a per file basis

I am trying to find a program that actively monitors how much data is read and written per second to open files and then sorts files with the highest usage at the top. This would be similar to iotop ...
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btrfs and missing free space

I converted my ext4 partition to btrfs and deleted the save subvolume after doing so. Then I enabled the compression (lzo) of the filessystem in the fstab file and everything is correct so far. Then ...
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How much space does Ubuntu take up after it's already installed?

I know how much space is required to install Ubuntu. How much space does a Ubuntu installation take up on the disk?
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No space left on device while I still have 640GB of free space

I was copying some huge files from a remote disk to my computer and got a message No space left on device I installed my Ubuntu 12.04 in my 640GB HDD and thought that Ubuntu was utilizing all of ...
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Browser hanging when copying large files

Whenever I copy or move large files between disk partitions my firefox becomes unresponsive at random times during the process. Is that normal for Ubuntu?
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Software to monitor disk space and send email on threshold

I'm looking for something that can monitor disk usage on my partitions and send an email alert when threshold is reached. For example, when sdb1 has 10 % disk space left it will send an email to me. ...
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Can I change the default of “block-size” in commands?

Several commands use --block-size 1K as the default and I find myself counting numbers. Is there a way to automatically and permanently change the block-size of commands like du,ls,df to greater ...
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Ubuntu says I don't have enough free disk pace, how to install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I install Ubuntu it shows me that i don't have at least 4.4 GB free space.. What should I do? When I try to install Ubuntu, Everything is fine except this: Have ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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wrong disk usage report on / [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I asked this on stackoverflow, but maybe here is a better place. On my ubuntu 11.10, /dev/sda3 ...
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using Unallocated space when not adjacent to extended partition

I need to use the unallocated space without deleting the sda7 partition In deed the unallocated partition is next to swap partition Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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How to display free disk space in Lubuntu/LXDE?

In Xubuntu/Xfce the xfpanel has an add-on for that (Free Space Checker). Is there something similar for lxpanel or otherwise in LXDE/Lubuntu - or maybe a program with a similar service for all ...
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How do I get back hard drive space after I have uninstalled Ubuntu from Windows?

I installed Ubuntu on windows like it says to do it on Ubuntu's website as an application. I did not want it to create a separate partition on my hard drive. A few days ago, I uninstalled Ubuntu by ...
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Meaning of the free space indication in Deluge

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 using Wubi with my current Windows Vista. I have already installed all the 265 updates from the Ubuntu software center and downloaded Deluge from there. My hardrive ...
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Deleted files not increasing available free space as reported by df -h

I am writing data munging scripts (python and bash), to munge data and import large quantities of text files into a database. I am currently in the test phase, so I am generating several K's of files ...
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disk space wrongly displayed after installing LVM disk

I installed ubuntu server using LVM partitioning on a 1 TB hard disk. However, after installation, i can only see 10 Gig space here is the fidsk output ` # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, ...
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Disk Space on Home partition shrinks from 5.5GB to 0 after each restart

My disk space "vanishes" after in a couple minutes after strating my system. I have a 11 GB home partition and actually only appr. 5 GB are used according to du. df though shows 0 bytes free? My ...
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Updating to linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic occupies all disk space

I just ran a normal update through the update manager that wanted to update me to linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic. The installation paused halfway with a message that the root was full. I checked the ...
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Why does 12.04 upgrade abort with out of space error when I have lots of it?

When upgrading Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 I discovered an unexpected problem. The upgrade was stopped because there wasn't enough free space for the installation. I managed to free some space and do ...
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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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What is my real available disk space? [closed]

I've got a low disk space message window of 99.9 MB disk space remaining. When I went to the Ubuntu System Monitor it was saying on the System Tab: System Status Available disk space: 49.4 ...
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Increasing partition size ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Ubuntu and really appreciate your patience with my questions. I have been trying to download horrid MS Office due to certain needs because of the nature of my work. I have been trying to ...
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Why does the total space used on my hard drive not reflect what Disk Usage Analyzer Says? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I'm a bit curious as to why my hard drive space, according to Disk Usage Analyzer, has 20 GB more used ...
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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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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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Why is the root partition on my disk full?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by doing a fresh install where there was previously Ubuntu 11.10. My computer warns me now that my disk is nearly full. After having run apt-get purge, run apt-get autoremove ...
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Space escape character in Debian Makefiles

I'm currently trying to upload a package onto Launchpad's PPA service but I'm having problems with a path name which includes a space character. I'm trying to make a file install into a directory with ...
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ubuntu system partition is running out of space after empty my trash, is it normal?

I have just delete 4.1 go files from my desktop and after empty the trash. And now my / directory is up now to 100% in use. I cant start anymore Ubuntu. But i have access to safemode to clean the ...
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Can't upgrade due to low disk space on /boot

I try to do do-release-upgrade but then I get: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 25.7 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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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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Great amount of diskspace is used and I hardly have any files

I've recently installed Lubuntu and copied a great amount of things to it and deleted them. The issue is that the diskspace is still taken. I've emptied the trash too. For some reason the root folder ...
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/dev/vzfs 100% Used - what does this mean exactly? [closed]

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/vzfs 46472 46472 0 100% / /dev/vzfs 78643200 50452188 28191012 65% /repair I am in ...
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The Mystery of the Vanishing Disk Space

My disk space is dwindling by about 2GB a day! I only have a few more days before I run out of space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda4 143G 126G ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start, not enough disk space

On my computer I divided 50GB for Ubuntu 11.10 I decided to install game Unreal tournament 2004 deb package. After few minutes installation I have a error about "Not enough disk space". Then I abort ...
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How do I reduce the size of mlocate database?

I'm out of space on /var 25G 25G 0 100% /var It looks like mlocate.db is the problem: # find /var -printf '%s %p\n' | sort -nr | head 13140140032 ./lib/mlocate/mlocate.db.cgLMAM ...
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How do I monitor disk usage by processes over time?

I can see my Ubuntu instance (on a cloud provider) averaging thousands of blocks per second, yet when I observe in real time it's hard to see which process is causing this. Is there a monitoring ...
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Add more disk space to partition (11.10)

Ubuntu is complaining that it's running out of space, and indeed, df yields: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 17G 15G 462M 98% / /dev/sda2 ...
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How can I limit disk access bandwidth for a Virtual Machine guest?

I have a Virtualbox on my Ubuntu (host) that serves few Windows guest OS. Sometimes the running Windows virtual machine starts massive access to the disk which blocks me in my host environment. I ...
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If I fill my harddrive, why can't I log in?

I was stupid, I kept ignoring the warnings that my harddrive space was running low and left a download running in the background. When I logged out, I wasn't taken back to the login screen (LightDM), ...
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How large can Nautilus's thumbnail cache grow?

Nautilus's thumbnail cache in ~/.thumbnails has grown to several hundred megabytes. Do I need to be concerned about unrestricted growth of this in the long term, or is its size automatically managed ...
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Failed Ubuntu installation costs 50 GB

I tried installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my new laptop (HP Pavilion dv6-6b20SE). I didn't want to do a complete re-install and pre-partitioning my hard disk, so I tried shrinking my main NTFS partition ...
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Find cluster size

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and I am wondering how to find the size of the size of the allocation unit ? Is there a command in Ubuntu to find this? Also depending on the size of the allocation unit does ...
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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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Understanding disk usage

My Ubuntu server is installed on hard drive with very simple partitioning /dev/sdd1 * 1 1824 14647296 83 Linux /dev/sdd2 1824 3283 11718656 83 Linux ...
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Add space to the previously assigned ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu with Windows XP I put in a partition of 12 GB and if the installation asked me to assign a space not because I put half (6 GB) and now I want to raise it and have read by HAI ...
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Low disk space “Filesystem root”

Running 11.04 Low disk space warning. Results of df: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 31381148 10417896 19390492 35% / none ...
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Ubuntu wrongly warns “Not enough space” which I do have

While I'm trying to install Ubuntu, I get the X about having less than 4.5GB space available. And when I'm trying to look on my hard drive-I cant, i tried normally' throw Gparted and throw disk ...
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How can I tell the Ubuntu installer to use another partition?

When I'm getting here: The installer won't let me install because it doesn't determine the D: partition. It complains that there is not enough space on the C: partition. How can I tell the ...