I am new to google computer engine and created one VM instance. It worked ok for a while and suddenly, I keep getting out of disk space issue due to huge package files saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ directory. One file was over 100GB and it took all of disk space. I removed those huge files multiple times but somehow it keep saving some other huge files after some days. One of example files is gce%5fdebian%5fmirror.storage.googleapis.com_dists_jessie-backports_main_binary-amd64_Packages.xz

What causes this issue? How can it be fixed?

closed as off-topic by Byte Commander, andrew.46, user.dz, Pilot6, user364819 Jun 18 '16 at 17:07

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    Are you sure you're running an Ubuntu system? It looks more like Debian what you're posting. In that case please go to Unix & Linux as Debian is off-topic here. – Byte Commander Jun 17 '16 at 21:43