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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Why am I getting low disk space usage?

I have problems understanding my disk space usage. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am recently going low on disk space and I cannot understand why. Here is the result of du (only largest folders). ...
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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. The service requires ...
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Recommended size in percentage for each partition

I have seen most of dedicated hosting companies servers always have multiple partition for various folders. I have tried to follow some guide lines on my own on virtual box. I always use swap space as ...
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No hdd space left

I have 13.4Gb hdd space for my Ubuntu partition, and the only software that I use is Thunderbird, Firefox, and Play On Linux with MS Office 2010 (.playonlinux uses 2.6Gb). I can't use UbuntuOne ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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Disk Image Mounter

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and I don't find Disk Image Mounter as an option when I right click on a ISO file. Can any help me with this? Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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I have lost a 30GB Folder

i was using a video player running a movie. the player (movie player that is coming by default on ubuntu) was freezing and the file and others files in the same folder (30 GB ) was missing. still ...
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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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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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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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/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 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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Why do I get different free space results?

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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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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Is a separate ramdisk usefull for ubuntu 12.04

I'm not sure if it's usefull to integrate a separate ramdisk in my system. Has anybody made experiences with it. I made this entry in fstab: tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid 0 0 I hoped that, ...
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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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The installer fails the disk space check

The installer fails the disk space check and errors with: “has at least 4.4 Gb available drive space” I launch a terminal to display space: df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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No space left on device. Recently mounted NTFS drive to /home

My SSD is quite small, so I was hoping to use my other drive that I have all my data on that was used when I had Windows. I ended up mounting it fine but, for some reason I can't download or install ...
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Encrypted home directory size

I understand that "encrypted home directory" feature shouldn't eat up space and only mount "virtual" drive, but then I don't understand the output from df: ~ ➤ du -h --max-depth=0 48G . ~ ➤ df -h ...
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Freeing space please help

My computer is running on low graphics mode because I don't have space in /dev/sda1 when I type df -h in the terminal. How can I free up space because the sudo apt-get autoclean doesn't work for me
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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Problem with encryption (often get messages about low disk space)

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 system from Ubuntu 10.04. Already in the previous version I faced the problem with pretending "low disk space", which really wasn't the real condition. I searched about the ...
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Total amount of data writen to disk (maybe ssd)

Some days ago I saw on my screen the total amount of data writen to my drive, maybe a ssd. Now I need to tell a friend how to find this info but I can't remember were I saw it (screen is not enough ;) ...
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Hard Drive wont show available disk space

So my issue is that I have a 1 TB hard drive, and it won't show the available disk space left. I'm currently only using 450GB of hard drive disk actually. I verified this using the du -ch and du -sh ...
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How do I find the source of files appearing in my /tmp directory

I keep getting warnings that my /root partition which has been allocated 20GB is filling up. I have read a number of housekeeping posts on the issue, but they have not solved my problem. I therefore ...
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My ubuntu installation only using half of the partiton and is running out of space

I think i may have made some kind of error during installation. When viewing the partition ubunutu is installed on to using gparted I can see that only 50% of the partition is full, yet my ubuntu ...
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disk usage statistics tools

I'm looking for a tool that gathers disk usage statistics over time and can display the data. It will be nice to be able see the data in a table and in a graph. I basically want the info df -h over ...
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Increase of Disk space

I have chosen Drive-G which was 100GB memory Space. Nothing was present in the Drive-G. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through wubi inside the windows 7. While installing I chosen 30GB space which was ...
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Weird storage problems

I am totally unable to install, update, or remove anything. I can't even auto-report bugs! I recently ran sudo nautilus and made the entire filesystem read-writable to everyone, so I could install ...
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Disk is suddenly full, fixes itself after a few reboots

How do find what is filling up my disk? It just suddenly is full, I get a warning saying only a few KB or MB are left when it boots up. I run disk usage analyzer it shows main volume 8.8 of 134 GB ...
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Low Disk Warnings on Ubuntu 12.04

After I upgraded LibreOffice to include Base, I now get warnings about "low disk space". I am using Ubuntu on a 16GB USB. For example, when I tried to use my Audacity it couldn't save due to memory ...
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My Ubuntu has less disk space than it should

I'm trying to install Steam in Ubuntu, after a nights worth of errors, re installing, and much anger, however after Ubuntu didn't immediately crashed, and I finally got steam working, I went to ...
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Shrinking the system partion after made backup of the system

I want to shrink my ubuntu partion after taken backup and restore the same after shrinking the partion inorder to use the free space.Will it create problecm to the normal working of the system,if I do ...