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

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Server logs are filling my hard disk, how do I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 which serves my web application (20 MB) on apache httpd. Here is my partitions table: $ sudo parted -l Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Partition Table: gpt Number|Start|End|Size|File ...
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Is the Disk Image Installation Efficient Enough?

I was just wondering, is it efficient to have the entire Ubuntu file system on a Windows file. Currently I am using the option to directly boot from Ubuntu, as opposed to running it as an application ...
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How can I list all files and folders beyond a specified size limit?

In a partition I have several files and folders, and I can list all those file sizes with du like this: du -h But how can I list all the files which are beyond a specific disk space size like 5MB?
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Running out of inodes

I cannot update Ubuntu because I have 99% inode usage. What is the easiest way for me to alleviate this problem? Thanks for your help.
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System in low graphics, deleted linux, grub rescue, can't access windows

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but I managed to install it with no big problems on both my desktop and netbook. When I installed it on my brother's netbook everything went horribly wrong and now I fear ...
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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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Why is my partition claiming to be out of space?

My file system claims to only have 4.5 GB left. While my OS (a folder with in file system) still has 75.2 GB left. I put something near 130 GB on my Ubuntu partition, it should have enough space. I ...
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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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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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Mythbuntu HTPC: disk usage for a normal install

about to build a new system, one of the information missing in mythbuntu docs is the disk usage of a typical install for home theather pc (HTPC) usage. not interested in fresh install or bare bones ...
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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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Investigate disk writes further to find out which process writes to my SSD

I try to minimize disk writes to my new SSD system drive. I'm stuck with iostat output: ~ > iostat -d 10 /dev/sdb Linux 2.6.32-44-generic (Pluto) 13.11.2012 _i686_ (2 CPU) Device: ...
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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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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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Why do df and du show different output?

When I execute the command df -h /tmp it says disk utilization is 100%, but when it try du -sh /tmp it says disk utilization is 2%. I want to know why these commands shows different output, how these ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 recognizes me only 3GB of free space

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bits and it worked perfectly (during days), until now. Suddenly several error messages coming from anywhere tell me that I have no free space on the disk. And now the ...
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Thunderbird 16.0.1 filling disk space

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 with Thunderbird 16.0.1 and Kernel 3.6.0-030600rc4-generic. I used Thunderbird for quite a while and never had any problems with it. But now it seems to fill up my disk space very ...
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Deleting a large file does not free up space

I deleted a large file (6 GB) located in my home directory but the free space is not increased. I have tried looking the file in trash folder by typing cd ~/.local/share/Trash/files but it's not ...
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Problem with hard drive space

I have a problem, my .private is using the 100% of my free hard drive space, i have no idea of how to solve this... Why is file is using every bit on my hd, how can i fix it? This is the menssage of ...
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Thunderbird filling up GBs of disk space

I have dedicated 5GB of space for my home folder. I have 6 email boxes and when I add them to Thunderbird it downloads everything from them and fills up the whole home folder (3-4GB). This is ...
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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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Your system is running in low graphics mode on 12.04 + no space left on device (issue)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? EDIT: I managed to solve it myself... First of all I searched for the command to see my disk space... I ...
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My hard disk suddenly full

I am a Ubuntu beginner and I started to use Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 last week. I found that my hard disk is full. It seems the disk does not mounted correctly. However, I have tried a lot of codes but ...
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Disk space suddenly 100% used? [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify why, suddenly, 100% of our disk space is in use. I have already rebooted but the issue persists. Here are the outputs of some commands that are showing some strange (for me) ...
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Freeing disk space on Ubuntu to use in Windows

I have 250Gb drive on a laptop, which has Windows 7 on a 122Gb ntfs partition (which has a "boot" flag on it) and Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a 110Gb extended partition, of which the root ext4 partition is ...
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What happens to the storage capacity when I uninstall Ubuntu?

I used the wubi installer for Ubuntu 12.04. After having trouble with getting the Ubuntu to boot, I tried uninstalling it with Wubi. From 'My Computer' (in Windows 7), I noticed the maximum ...
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Changing Disk Allocation for Ubuntu on Dual-Boot System

When I first installed Ubuntu, I had a new PC with Windows 7 installed. It was my first installation of Ubuntu so I only allocated 45% of the disk for Ubuntu. Now I find that I have been using ...
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Why does the installer say I don't have enough drive space on a new drive?

I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to install it on a new (bare) hard drive and can't get past the first screen (the one that says "For best results, please ensure that this computer: ...
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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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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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Not enough space left in the hard drive. How to proceed? [closed]

Where do I begin... I can hardly do anything on Ubuntu 12.04. I am very close to removing and returning to Windows. First I could not load it because the graphics appeared to be running low but ...
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Why is `df -h` not showing the whole disk space?

I recently formatted my hdd to increase the partition size for Ubuntu. Despite the actual 170 GB free space (sda5), Ubuntu shows only 27 GB when prompted via properties. Here is my df-h output: ...
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Fixing Two key events on single key press by xmodmap

I'm using a Dell Latitude D620. Whenever I press the space key, the down arrow key is also triggered to perform its action. Here is the log: KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3200001, ...
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How to disable low disk space notification?

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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Command line method to find disk usage of camera mounted using gvfs

When my camera was mounted on /media I could use the standard tools (df) to see the disk usage of the card in my camera. However now the camera is mounted using gvfs, and df seems to ignore it. I've ...
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/tmp shows 690 Mb full, actual size 72 K, Why?

Why is /tmp diretory on my system showing 690 Mb full, whereas du -sh /tmp shows only 72K full? drwxrwxrwt 2 lightdm lightdm 4096 Aug 29 21:49 at-spi2 drwx------ 2 ankit ankit 4096 Aug 29 21:50 ...
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Iso size versus Disk size

Hi guys I have a curiosity. Some days ago I installed an ubuntu on a flash disk. Then I took an image of its ext4 and swap area via dd. However, after a while I decided that I should move this ubuntu ...
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After uninstalling wine some of the free space is 'locked'?

I have installed Wine just to play with it (and installed a game that had approx 7-8 GB) and now I have uninstalled Wine and removed it configs and I am left with these 7-8 GB less free space than I ...
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Partitioning with Windows 7, no free space

All my free space is taken by sda1 (ntfs), sda2 (ntfs), and sda3 (ntfs). Under Device for boot loader installation, it says that sda1 and 2 are both Windows 7 (loader), and sda3 are Windows Recovery ...
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Installation Help!

I have a HP Pavilion p6120t desktop, and I recently wiped its hard drive using my macbook's disk utility. I tried to install Ubuntu on it, but I can't because I apparently don't have 4.4 gigabytes of ...
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Ubuntu: Can I delete /var/log files due to low root space

Just had the message: Low disk space.. 2 GB left Judging by a posted message on ubuntu.org forums, I found that I have a .log file in /var/log at 22 GB in size!! My root is an 82 GB partion and ...
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Does folder and directories has their own size?

I got a messege today that I have little free space left on my hard drive. I opened the utility/program which shows me how the hard drive usage, and I saw my "Downloads" folder is 10.4 GB. picture: ...
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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 ...