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

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Disk Space Discrepancy Between Gparted and Properties

All. Gparted details that 100gb of my mounted sda1 are in use. However, if I select all folders within sda1 (while utilizing gksu nautilus) and acquire its properties, it reads that the usage of the ...
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Root drive is running out of disk space. How can I free up space?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to free up some space in my root directory, which is overloaded. I especially want to change the path used for installing applications (they are getting installed ...
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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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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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Boot is full (no prior solutions helped)

I have already seen that this page as well as the ubuntu forum itself has quite some similar questions, but none of the solutions has helped me yet, so I'll try it here as well: The general problem ...
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VirtualBox drive does not expand automatically

I have a strange problem with my VDI based drive in VirtualBox, which is that the drive does not expand and this has for some reason also resulted in my x not being able to load. df -H Filesystem ...
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How to stop scripts from filling a disk to capacity

We have an issue where cache and another script just ate our server away making it un-bootable. I believe Windows or Mac OS X would never allow this. After having read "Server logs are filling my hard ...
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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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Software updater needs more disk space

I got the following error message from Software Updater: The upgrade needs a total of 74,6 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 68,3 M of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your ...
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Allocating more disk space to Ubuntu

I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. By default it was installed with 17 gigs of space. I have filled up this space and want more. Is there any way to allocate more disk ...
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How to get disk usage from command line?

How can I get the current disk usage (in %) of my hard drive from the command line?
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What command do I use to find physical disk size?

I use df -h to see formatted size, but how to see actual? I believe one of my disks is 3TB but formatted as 2TB but not sure which. (they're remote so I can't look!)
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What is dummy filesystem?

I tried df --help command to generate the man-page for help on df command and I am stucked with a unknown term Dummy filesystem This line in df manpage is where I get to know the term first time -a, ...
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How to remove backup data Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I started to do a backup, the program started and stopped when there wasn't enough space left to finish the backup. Now I don't have space left to do anything, I ...
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I'm missing a Windows drive - how to recover disk space?

I had installed Windows XP on C:\ drive then install Ubuntu on D:\ drive. After that I had formatted the C:\ drive and reinstalled Window XP on C:. However, now I cannot find my Ubuntu and also its ...
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How to clean up dev/sda1 as it's full

I've been doing jmeter tests and have had a few OutOfMemoryExceptions, so I've bumped up the heap memory in JMeter. But now it seems I can't run anymore tests as it says I'm using 94.9% of 14Gb. When ...
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HDD 46G used per GParted and df - but only 10G per ncdu, du, baobab etc Ubuntu 12.04LTS

Good day. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running a headless NAS box (HP Microserver) - used mainly for backup, but it also runs Plex Media Server. Plex stopped working and it turned out I was out of disk ...
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How to remove unused or outdated folders?

I administrate a multi-user system that has had quite a lot of user turnover. The users who have left us still have a folder in the folder /home. I would like to remove the folders for the users that ...
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Chromebook USB Hard drive help

I have linux installed 13.04 Ubuntu running on my Chromebook 14, with a 16 Solid state drive. I'd like to somehow Merge my USB space and my Hard drive space somehow; Is this possible?
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Is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space?

Somehow my harddrive is full and I can't find the source, so is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space? I could do it manually and check the properties ...
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Need help with DIsk Space

I Dual booted Ubuntu (Alongside windows 7) with a thumb drive, so I cant take off Ubuntu, but when I installed it I choose the Default Disk Space for windows and Ubuntu, but I need more for Ubuntu, ...
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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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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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Change installation path / move programs

I am using a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I created Ubuntu (home directory, etc.) on the SSD and stored some data (music, photos) on the HDD. Sadly the SSD is now full because of my games and programs. I ...
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Insufficient disk space for updates

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and recently when updating software using I received a message asking me to clear rubbish bin and unused programmes as I needed 1441 MB of disk space. Using Disk usage analyser ...
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How open folders from USB devices in Terminal and find the size

I am very new in Ubuntu. I just plugged my mobile in Ubuntu and the two memory cards appears to me. But I was interested to find out the total free space and how much used for each folder. I guess ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root is full

I have just successfully increased my disk size having had help with this question. My set up is Ubuntu Server running in VirtualBox as a web development server. I now have this space: As you can ...
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Like “PerfMon” in Windows do we have something similar in Ubuntu?

If I want to capture performance log of a Ubuntu (or any other Linux Distro) Server/Workstation for a period of time, how would I do that? In Windows, I use something called PERFMON.MSC (LOGMAN.EXE), ...
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How much diskspace do I need for Ubuntu 14.04?

I intend to get myself a new mini-pc with a single SSD. How much diskpace will Ubuntu 14.04 need? Is it recommendable to get two seperate disks? I have following models in mind: Shuttle XS35V4 ...
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How to find out the amount of hard drive space consumed by installed programs? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is any way to see all the installed programs as well as the hard drive space used by any particular program?
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Display User and folders for disk Usage

I am trying to list out from the servers, and I was wondering if it is possible to be done through any terminal coding (in which I am pretty weak in it now) Example, in the main directory there are ...
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Is it possibly to install Ubuntu without making partitions?

I'd like to make dual-boot (Windows 8 + Ubuntu) for my pc, which has a second HDD. Is it possible to simply install Ubuntu on the second one (which is empty) without making any shrinks/partitions? ...
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Why does Ubuntu become unresponsive during high IO (read/write) operations?

Two example cases: Example 1: Mount an external unencrypted drive (GPT, ext4) and copy a 8GB file from my computer's SSD (GPT, ext4) -> The whole GUI will become unresponsive. No input devices work. ...
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Reducing size of Sage after building from source

I built the maths software Sage from source onto my Ubuntu server. It now takes up 4.1GB of space in my /opt. I am near the limit of my partition size and was wondering if anyone knew what I can ...
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Problem with full partition on / and raid

I'm in sort of bug with my root partition taking 100% I try to mount the / partition on a new folder /tmp/2ndRoot/ to make a correct du without /home and other folder mounted, and it seems the system ...
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Why no Space on my HardDrive? Storage Summary on login different from df -h output

My Email service (Zimbra) has stopped and its crying low disk space via the warning: WARNING: Disk space below threshold for /opt/zimbra/store.. On investigation, I've found the weirdest thing I've ...
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How to increase the disk space of a VMware virtual disk?

I have a VM running Ubuntu, and I wish to increase its size from 20 to 40 GB. I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine ...
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How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive?

Is there a way to quickly check the amount of free / used disk space in Ubuntu? I would assume you could right click on 'file system' in the file browser and choose 'properties' or something but ...
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Disk space usage issue please help

This morning I wake up and a lot of my files has been wiped due to storage issues I checked the console and seems like I don't have more storage could someone help me understand why?, my servers are ...
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Is chmod out-of-place? [closed]

I try to chmod some files and I get the error "disk quota exceeded": It's true that I don't have that much space remaining in the filesystem where I use chmod, ...
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low disk space on “PBR_image” in ubuntu 14.04

i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS when i boot my laptop then a dialog box appears which shows the following output low disk space on "PBR_image" the volume "PBR_image" has only 313.4 MB disk ...
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Is there a scanner for scanning unused files in my system?

I have installed/un-installed many packages(as trial) in My System as a result they leave a lot of junk and temporary files...Is there any package or software that can scan for removable junk and ...
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What is the cause of root's being 100%?

I have a 5-yr old Ubuntu laptop. It's running 12.04 LTS, and has never given me much if any trouble. Last night while updating, a disk analyzer popped up, and said I had very little space left. It was ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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/boot low on disk space

I see the following error while trying run the command shown below. I read somewhere that my /boot partition is low on disk space. How can I increase the size of the /boot partition so I can install ...
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df shows all space taken, but du doesn't add up

I'm having a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This is the second time I've encountered this problem in the last 3 weeks. The first time is described in this closed question on StackOverflow. The TL;DR ...
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No space for ubuntu to load

Help! I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 7, I was using Ubuntu and writing files from one drive to another, however I didnt realise that I would soon run out of disk space on my laptop hard ...
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How do I make sense of the Disk Usage Analyzer?

I got an alert on my desktop saying that my home directory had only 1.8 GB remaining, which seemed odd to me because I thought I had a lot more than that. I keep my /home directory on a separate ...
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Need to clean up disk space

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 which is not supported anymore. I want to install updates and clean up disk space in boot. How do I do this? What command should I use.
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What's a command line way to find large files/directories to remove and free up space?

Looking for a series of commands that will show me the largest files on a drive.