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

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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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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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Large discrepancy between df and du

My / partition which holds everything (including /home), was suddenly using 100% of disk space. I removed a few files and now df shows $ df -h /dev/sda1 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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How to find out which programs are taking up alot of memory?

I've been getting messages that I have exceeded my quota limits. I am new to Linux and am not sure what to do. With windows, I could easily just go to Control panel, add/remove programs, and uninstall ...
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Deja Dup Backup: Limit Drive Space Usage and Force Full Backups Only

Good day, I have configured Deja Dup to backup my home folder and a couple other locations to a folder on a spare drive of mine, /media/backupDrive/myBackups. I have made some minor changes to GnuPG, ...
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how to add some space for a specific DIR with a USB key

I have a /home/Completed dir. For some reasons, I can not move this directory. Now my system is quite full. So, I would like to grant some space to the /home/Completed directory from a usb key. Is it ...
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Free space at home partition is not as expected

Almost all of my free space at home is missing and I have no idea where it is. df -h /dev/sda6 1.4G 1.3G 88M 94% /home I tried: sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sda6 Setting reserved blocks ...
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Can't access my data due to low disk space

I was getting low disk space message for the past few days and so I tried to delete unwanted files and transferred many files to my external disk. My other drives(C: D: E: and F:) have around 10GB ...
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Possible problems when 0 bytes remaining

over the past few months I have been getting that "XYZ MB remaining, ... Examine/Ignore" popup screen. Since this is an old ubuntu 10.04 on a small partition, it never troubled me much - after all, ...
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Low free disc space please help

I received a warning of limited space so I deleted a bunch of videos and removed old programs i don't use any more. Then I downloaded bleach bit and ran that but that a warning pops up saying I have ...
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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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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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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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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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how can I limit disk IO per application?

I am in trouble with io bottleneck in my Ubuntu distro. Sometimes some greedy applications freeze my comp because of high io requests, I have to make hard reboot. For example, when I open multiple ...
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False disk full error: apt-get unable to install or remove

I encountered the following error while upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Now apt-get is unable to install or removed any package. Unpacking linux-headers-3.13.0-62 (from ...
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Ubuntu seems to have sizes mixed up

I've just tried to copy some files from one partition to another, and saw this: And then checked What Pulse to see what I download normally. As you can see, it seems to think there are 140.7 TB ...
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steam error : do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again

I have installed steam but a message appears Steam Error : "You do not have enough disk space available to run this game. Please free up some disk space and try again" whereas my hard drive its ...
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How to monitor disk quota in modern way? Status in widget, menu, status bar?

I would like to have constant remainder / status update of remaining disk space within quota set for particular user. I have setting the quotas figured out, just not the monitoring part. My Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu lost all it's hardrive space

I was away from my computer for a while and when I returned it said that it only had 1 GB left.. the time I left it it has 78 GB left and 58 used even though I know I didn’t use that much what is ...
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Out of disk space with 25+ GB left in partition

First post here. Somehow I have managed to run out of space on my 12.04 Ubuntu partition even though I am only using 29GB/66.2GB. Please see the below screen shot that shows the gparted gui as well as ...
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Ubuntu Server Double Accounting For Space Used

All - I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and mounted an LVM drive under /media. It seems though that the server is double accounting for space and reporting that / has run out of space. Is there ...
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file system space

I am on ubuntu vps server and I am running these problem always cannot create temp file for here-document: no space left on device from days to days my server stop and the error shown to me that ...
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Should a bare bones Ubuntu install through VMware Fusion take up this much space?

I am trying to clean up some space on my Macbook Pro and I have Ubuntu running through VMware Fusion. I only use Ubuntu for a custom program that runs through the terminal and takes up about 5mb. ...
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“Not enough space” - while there is A LOT of space

I have my ubuntu on a USB stick with persistence. It has ~1550 MB of free space. I decided to install a game (for windows, so I used wine to do it) on another USB device that has 8 GB. I pointed ...
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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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How to limit disk space per user on Ubuntu 13.10?

I am new on Ubuntu. I want to limit the disk space per user. For example: Jhon Doe 10gb, Jane 20gb, and so on. I wrote the following code as root: gedit /etc/fstab . In the new window I got this: # ...
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Disk usage analyser does not display correct disk size (using multiple mount points)

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on an acer aspire S3, and everything is going pretty smoothly. However, one thing that I did notice was an error in disk usage analyser I have the Caching SSD that was used ...
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LVM mounted ubuntu 12.04. No space left on device

I have a logical volume that is 2.44 TB in size which is mounted. I use it to store movies and TV shows for sharing on the home network. However, all of a sudden the system now gives the error: No ...
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Should I remove linux-generic-lts-raring?

I'm trying to free up disk space, I already did Bleachbit. Now I am using Synaptic Package manager and removing old versions of things like linux-generic and linux-headers. So I found an old ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry Pi B Disk shrinking disk space

Running Ubuntu Mate on RP 2 after several reboots disk space gets progressively smaller. Has happened repeatedly on different SD micro chips. Eventually remaining disk space is too small and system ...
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Can I safely delete the data in deja-dup folder in /home/user/.cache?

The disk usage analyser has shown me that about 700 MB is consumed by the folder /home/user/.cache/deja-dup/. Nearly all of the space is consumed by files named similar to ...
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Disk Space Analyser: Partitioning

Hi today i have installed ubuntu in my system for cloud computing.. And i have installed Xen Server... When i view via management software i got message of low space available... When i see via Disk ...
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Disk usage analyzer showing less space

Hi today i have installed ubuntu in my system for cloud computing.. And i have installed Xen Server... When i view via management software i got message of low space available... When i see via Disk ...
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Wrong disk usage reporting in file manage on luks volume, correct on command line

When I mount a Luks encrypted volume (by selecting it in the file manager and providing a password), the disk usage reported in the file manager (when right clicking and opening the properties dialog) ...
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java's config directory is taking 2.5 GB. Can I delete it?

the directory is /home/shahar/.java/.config, this config folder is 2.5. from looking inside it relates to many programs on my system. but what would happen if I delete it? and would it just go back to ...
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Boabab crashes when smart phone SD loaded

When I try to look at the disk usage of my smart phone, boabab crashes with this error: baobab (baobab:12084): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: value "-nan" of type 'gdouble' is invalid or out of range for ...
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Huge kern.log file created in one day

I'm sure this has been answered before but I couldn't seem to find any immediate fixes. Basically, I was setting up a VM in VirtualBox but it kept crashing and I kept changing acceleration options ...
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How can I undo the failed installation due to space limitation?

Last week while I was installing the texlive-full in the Ubuntu system in VMWare I found that it took too much time, and then I went back home left it installing. But when I came back, something weird ...
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after moving HOME directory seems to be in the original location

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage, leaving sda for OS only. I moved my home ...
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Disk space error

I am frequently getting disk space error, i have deleted many folders and installed files at the moment disk space shows XGB available after few minutes, again it shows 0 bytes available, I am new to ...
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Internal harddisk drives are not showing up

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 for the first time. Created two partitions during the installation. But no drives are showing in the system. Tried many methods but not working. Disk utility is showing two ...
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Why used + available space is less than total space

I tried to see my disk usage by System monitor. It shows used = 62.7, Available =863.7 ,Total =976.0 My question is why used and available space is not summing up to total space?
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APT complaining about no space left on device, although there is plenty

I'm having an issue with an Ubuntu server. It currently is not happy with APT for some reason and is giving me the following error: SystemError: E:Could not open file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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How can I get read/write instant speed of a Hard Drive using /proc/diskstats data?

I know that the proc/diskstats file presents these data columns: 1 - major number 2 - minor mumber 3 - device name 4 - reads completed successfully 5 - reads merged 6 - sectors read 7 - time spent ...
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Solving “E:dpkg interrupted … run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'” with disk full

Installing a package with apt in a server failed with a "No space left on device" message. I removed a few hundred MB and ran sudo dpkg --configure -a again, just to get another "No space left on ...
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How can I find out which application/service is filling up /var/log so MASSIVELY?

My laptop disk showed me that I had '0' bytes of free space left. I was in shock. I thought computers have started lying (that was the extent of my disbelief since there was absolutely nothing that I ...
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compress packag lists in /var/lib/apt/lists

I did create a file like explained in this Ubuntu Wiki cat > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02compress-indexes << EOF Acquire::GzipIndexes "true"; Acquire::CompressionTypes::Order:: "gz"; EOF this ...
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Disk Increased / Not Increased

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server in a VMWare environment. I may be able to get console access though it is a PITA so I am trying to administer it via SSH only. I just ordered more disk to increase the ...