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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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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Persistence space

This isn't a problem, but rather a request for information. Is there any documentation available which explains what goes, and what doesn't go, into the 'persistence' area of a disk? In particular, ...
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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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'Low Disk Space' (and Disk Usage Analyzer) vs Disks utility

I have posted a very similar question here before. A similar thing happened this morning. I received a Low Disk Space warning The volume "InternalHDD" has only 873.8 MB disk space remaining . ...
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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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Mounting disk being used on RAID

I have a server with two 2 TB drives (so 4 TB total capacity). But because of RAID only 2 TB is available for storage. I would like all 4 TBs to be available for storage. This means disabling RAID and ...
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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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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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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 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 can I free up space on my main partition and change target directory of apt-get installations?

Here's the situation: I'm using the tool "crouton" on an acer c7 chromebook to run xubuntu 12.04 alongside chromeOS. I mounted the 320GB partition onto "/media/test/", but the main partition which ...
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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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No space on device

Today I tried to move a huge directory to a common directory for 2 users. I first tried to change the permissions of my home directory. So something happened with my ~/.private directory and the disk ...
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Assign more tmp space for Libre Office

I encountered the error Resource exhausted. No more space on device. while saving a huge spreadsheet (Libre Office Calc 3.5). Is there a relation to the tmp space assigned for operations in Libre ...
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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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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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VirtualBox & Ubuntu: Size on disk not updating

I have a Linux VM on which had a maximum VDI virtual size of 8GB but now has a max VDI virtual size of 80GB (changed using VBoxManage in my host OS). However when I use gparted in the VM, I can only ...
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Steam taking up huge amounts of space (bug)

Every few week this happens: (Note: the disk analyzer was ran with sudo). This happens without doing anything, just as soon as steam launches, I get an error that there's no empty space left on ...
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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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The Volume “boot” has only … disc space remaining HELP

I'm complete dummy about ubuntu or lynux no knowledge about basics at all so PLEASE help me to solve the problem with the volume 'Boot" because I cant update for the new versions. Please explain in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Need Help opening .run on my XP Partition

So I downloaded PlaneShift and it's in my Windows Part of the hard so how do I install it? .-. Btw i have no space for a 1gb file in my linux parition
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Determining disk usage statistics and tailoring partition sizes accordingly

I have three separate partitions whose orders I do not remember in my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installation. However, the output of "df" yields two physical devices when the Data partion, Windows partition ...
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Unmet dependencies because of too few disk space

I'm trying to install Owncloud on Ubuntu server 14.04 running on Cubieboard2. Ubuntu works fine at this stage. I did sudo apt-get install owncloud and the install process started but there wasn't ...
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sshfs and disk usage

I have a 1TB hard disk mounted on / in the same hard disk I have the home, something like 100GB of data. This is the output of df -l Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on ...
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How can I find out what is causing constant chromium-browser disk writes?

Problem: iotop shows small disk writes every 4-5 seconds from chromium. Example output Total DISK READ: 0.00 B/s | Total DISK WRITE: 0.00 B/s TID PRIO USER DISK READ DISK WRITE ...
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Windows and Ubuntu Dual Boot Curious Problem

I hope someone will be able to solve my current problem. I am a linux newbie and I want to have a dual boot on my laptop. Currently Windows 8.1 is my main operating system and have 3 partitions (OS, ...
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A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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Did Ubuntu go up in size between versions 13.04 and 13.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 and suddenly I was getting low disk space warnings. I had between 7-5 GB of free space prior to the upgrade and suddenly it was saying that I had 1.1GB ...