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

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Why is the .xsession-errors.old file so big?

Problem Many users (including me) found out from one moment to another that the usage disk space is really strange. One day I had 50Gb free and the next I had 3Gb, it is just crazy. This happened ...
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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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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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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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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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using cp command without destination operand on large directory does not give error and uses up disk space

Bit of a strange one here I was trying to copy data from one directory to another and left off the destination operand from the cp. See command root@server:/home/pp/test1# cp -r ../dhcppc0/* The ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 - cannot install updates cos boot is too small

I've just about searched and tried everything now: Ubuntu tweak, sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.xx.0.xx after checking my current version using uname -r (linux-image-3.13.0.55). I don't want to ...
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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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Freezed login fily

My problem started after i rebooted my pc ,after booting everything went ok untill the login screen where i type my password an then it freezes ,nothing happens , i can't get to tty shell by ...
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Troubleshooting disk activity, could somebody guide me?

My hdd is screaming as much as it can on startup, for something that feels like at least 5 minuts, I'm fairly new to the linux world and quite worried about it as I care quite a bit about my files, ...
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Grive deletes files from Google Drive server

I am probably going to sound like a complete moron but, after installing Grive-Tools (Version 1.12 beta) on a second laptop containing Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit), when I went to sync files that I had ...
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Why is my cgroup size so small, how to fix?

I'm trying to build some Docker images, and I get an 'out of disk space' error. 2014/12/04 14:42:48 write /sys/fs/cgroup/devices/docker/10860.../devices.deny: no space left on device Looking at ...
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How to assign disk usage into a variable

Im new to creating shell scripts and i am trying to create a script that counts disk usage and display its percentage value.For example : "disk usage :2.8 GB , free space : 48 %" Here is all i could ...
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properly resize OS partition on logical volume

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu 14.04 VM's OS partition because for some reason it was incredibly small from the beginning. I'm running it on a google compute engine VM and so far ive never touched ...
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unable to identify my data drive

My computer has two partitions - one data-part that has all my data. The other has ubuntu 14.04, freshly installed. When I open file browser, I am unable to find my data partition. On ubuntu 12.04, it ...
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Gparted shows SDA5 completely used 297GB, disk analyzer shows 6.9 used

First off - I'm not a computer geek, but am working hard to be an Ubuntu user. I've applied various upgrades over time and ran into the full boot partition problem. After days of reading posts and ...
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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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No more space in File System

These last day i ran out of space on file system, this means, i can't install more updates, packages, and programs. Does someone knows how can i "expand" my space on the File System... 15.6GB are not ...
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How to fix RAID1 array by mdadm with script?

In system works two RAID1-arrays madadm. There is one reserve disk to change faulty disk. I need to write a script which will be monitoring disks and automatically fix degraded array. How do you ...
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How to increase space on cow device in non-persistent Ubuntu live session without reboot?

In the default Ubuntu live session the copy-on-write space is limited to 1 GB (at least on my Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 live system)[1]. If I install program which require more space, the system runs out of ...
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growing os size on hdd

Are all the obsolete packages deleted after an upgrade/update? I ask because my HD is growing with all these 300+MB updates. Should I be running a `make clean' after each upgrade/update? Thanks for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 has a bunch of old kernel directories

I saw in Disk Usage Analyzer I have 3.13.0-xx for 8 minor versions of the kernel in /lib/modules. Each is around 200MB. I remember having to go through in Synaptic and remove those old Linux versions ...
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Wine: Fatal Error in Space Engineers Game .exe file

I’m trying to get my Space Engineers file working... Help Please. As I am new to coding and anything Ubuntu, this is difficult for me. Also I do not have access to sudo commands (I'm currently not in ...