Questions tagged [disk-usage]

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

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Ubuntu 20.04 thinks it's out of free space, but it isn't

Finally upgraded to a (500G) SSD on my daily driver and installed 20.04, including ZFS. I get "not enough free space" messages when trying to copy files, despite (apparently) <60% drive space being ...
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how to quit disk usage analyzer?

I'm running ubuntu 16.04.6 virtual machine on my ubuntu 16.04.6 host machine. My virtual machine (VM)'s disk is full so I press 'examin' as it suggested. Then I see this 'Disk Usage Analyzer' in my ...
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Problem in expanding unallocated space available before ubuntu partition. Tried Live USB ubuntu but while resizing

GParted 1.0.0 $ configuration --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize libparted 3.3 ======================================== Device: /dev/nvme0n1 Model: HFS512GD9TNG-62A0A Serial: none ...
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A weird 16TB file in my SSD

Somehow, a file has appeared on my SSD which is larger than the SSD itself. The file is 16 TB in size and is located on my /home partition which is only 220 GB. The path is (if that's relevant) ~/....
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Disk usage warning in root

I freshly installed Ubuntu using 20GB for my root filesystem. After installing software (using snap) I receive disk usage warnings from the Gnome notifier system (less than 1GB). When I run du -hx -...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Why does available disk space amount vary depending on what program I am using to view it?

I have a 480GB Kingston SSD, and of that, 471GB is what's fully available to me. This is okay. The issue comes after installation of my OS, and various other software like IDEs, VMware, etc. When I ...
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What is the available space on my disk, exactly

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to find out how much space on my SSD I used. I'm getting different numbers from three tools I tried. Command line shows 73GB used: paul@paul-desktop:~$ df Filesystem ...
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rsync is filling up my root folder

I have been using rsync to back up my home folder to another internal disk drive. The backups appear to be working fine. The files and folder structure are being reproduced accurately on the backup ...
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Strategies to free up space in /

In my effort to install CUDA 10 am getting a lot of 'unmet dependency' errors. So am running sudo apt --fix-broken install And the result of this command is You don't have enough free space in /...
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How could I increase root partition size?

I want to increase the size of my root partition. This is a screenshot of the gparted:
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where is the rest of space?

My computer is having 217GB of storage allocated to it. But when I scan the root folder it shows 89GB. Does it mean that most of my storage is being used by another directory then root? Also, I am ...
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I don't think my /home partition is being used for home

My root partition is running out of space and it doesn't add up as I haven't been installing more than a few hundred MB When I open disk usage analyzer it says home is taking up a lot of space and ...
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df and Dolphin say home is full, partition manager says there is 1 TB free

I recently replaced the disk for my home partition with a larger one. It is now double the size. However my system still thinks it's full. This is correct and it is what I see in parted too: lsblk ...
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Can't mount hdd: Edit mount options grays out

I have installed ubuntu 20.04 in my Lenovo ideapad s145-14iwl laptop. I am a new user of ubuntu. After opening disk app, i can see the hdd but can't mount it through edit mount option as it has grayed ...
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Space problem updating from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04

I tried updating from 19.10 to 20.04, but in the process I keep getting this warning: (I translated the message so it might be slightly different) Insufficient free disk space The version ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu due to low space on '/'

I was trying to upgrade from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. While trying to upgrade I encountered the following error. the upgrade has aborted. the upgrade needs a total of free space on disk '/' I found a ...
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How can my 6 TB hdd display as full while there's 3,4 TB of files on there?

How can my 6 TB hdd display as full while there's 3,4 TB of files on there? It says 0 bytes available for some reason.
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How do I increase my sdb4 partition to include allocated space?

The unallocated space is shown here having 22GB and the size I want to increase is that of /dev/sdb4 Please do help :)
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Freezes and Fans start getting loud

I've been working with Ubuntu 18.04 for a while, I have a Dell XPS 13 (2015). Consistently, when I work and open a few Firefox tabs and a couple of pdf files, my laptop fans suddenly become very loud ...
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How to clean cache in snap and flatpak?

Is there an equivalent of sudo apt clean in snap and flatpak? That might free up a considerable amount of space. Also, is there any equivalent of sudo apt autoremove, or is it taken care of ...
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“Low disk space” messages despite apparent virtual space

I am having some storage issues with Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox. I had initially allocated 10GB for the VDI, but have since increased this virtual size (using vboxmanage.exe modifymedium "[...
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“Low disk space” messages despite ample virtual space

I am having some storage issues with Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox. I had initially allocated 10GB for the VDI, but have since increased this virtual size to 60GB: 60GB However I frequently get "low ...
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How can I get autoremove to actually remove things?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I want to clean out the /usr/src directory, but didn't want to do it manually using the advice here -- Safe to remove /usr/src/linux-headers after purging older linux images? ....
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How to Expand volume /snap/

pls help expand /snap/core/ Which is 100% full. Or how to clear space? Server hangs more often I dont know how to proceed. Thank you.
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Can I save my data while reinstalling Ubuntu again?

I'm having some trouble with wifi driver, so I'm reinstalling ubuntu 18.04. I currently have the same LTS version. I have some videos of size 100gb. How can I save that? Is there an option ubuntu ...
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No free space after installing Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10

I have experimented with Linux distros in the past, but now I want to work on a Linux OS permanently. I dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. Before installing Ubuntu, I created a ...
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Ubuntu does not start due to too little disk space

In my computer I have 2 disks. I have one that runs Windows 10 and one that has Ubuntu on it. I also have a partition for my personal files (this is mainly used by Windows so it is a NTFS file system)...
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There is no space left on the device

sudo df -h udev 982M 0 982M 0% /dev tmpfs 200M 5.3M 195M 3% /run /dev/vda2 40G 5.2G 33G 14% / tmpfs 1000M 0 1000M 0% /dev/shm tmpfs ...
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“No space left on device” error but there is space

This is Ubuntu 18.04. Please help to figure out the problem.
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AWS EC2 disk full, cannot release space

I am using an EC2 instance to run a node app. I logged into the server after a while only to realise that the server has run out of disk space. After debugging, I realised that logs are taking up ...
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Disk is full but cannot find large files

I was running a bash script which created a 14G file in the tmp directory , I deleted it still I cant find the directory or file which is large. My output for df -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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/dev/sda1 full - can't identify why the trash isn't being thrown out, can't locate it to shred it

While this seems to be a really common issue, sadly, the previous solutions aren't functioning on this Lubuntu currently in use. (Going to assume I'm an idiot, wouldn't be much of a stretch). From ...
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How can I free some space in /var/cache/archives/

I have a dual boot laptop,in my first partition windows are installed and in the second one I have installed Ubuntu. when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I face a message saying that: started user ...
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Stuck on installation type

My Windows 10 laptop was stuck on your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. After trying all options for three days with nothing working, I thought I would try installing Ubuntu. I got to ...
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Added Memory is Still Not reflected in the Output of the Command df -h

I have increase my virtual box disk memory from 30 GB to 50 GB, and then resize the 2nd partition to occupy the added memory using the commands parted print free resizepart 2 53.7GB Now when I ...
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Low disk space on /var

In advance I am sorry if similar question has been answered, but none of those solutions work for me. I am fairly new in using Ubuntu (6-7 months now) and recently whenever I start my laptop a warning ...
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{UPDATED: Constantly increasing size of syslog} Why I have(had) very large size of /var/log?

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 I was constantly getting Filesystem.root not enough space warnings. So, I searched on the web a little bit and learned how to inspect disk usage by, sudo baobab Then I saw that,...
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Unable to allocate free space to Ubuntu partition

So I'm kinda new to the Linux OS and I'm using Ubuntu, as it's said by many to be the best option for beginners. As I started using it more and more I stopped using it in a virtual-box and got my ...
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How can I safely purge the archival contents of /var/log and how do I change log retention policies?

The contents of /var/log on my system are now taking up 80% of my hard drive and it's causing a lot of problems. So I need to purge all the old contents but for some reason sudo rm -rf "*.gz" does ...
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No space on root device, kernel 4.15.0-88-generic, Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

I got my root partition full with no obvious reason. I have access to machine. I can reboot. This is VM on VMware. kernel 4.15.0-88-generic, Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS df -h | grep /dev/sda2 /dev/sda2 ...
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How to shrink /home and extend /root partitions [duplicate]

I want to shrink my /home to about 15G, and then extend my / to fill up that remaining space. How can I do this? In GParted, I can't seem to shrink /home because there is no free space after it I ...
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how to use window partiton in ubuntu

I don't have enough space in Ubuntu's partitions and want to use space from the Windows partitions for Ubuntu, as there's enough space in my Windows partitions. sudo parted -l && lsblk | grep ...
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How do I reduce the size of WSL rootfs?

I am using WSL 1. My WSL Ubuntu 18.04 rootfs (C:/Users/USERNAME/AppData/Local/Packages/CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows.../LocalState/rootfs/) size on my C: drive is very large due to duplicated ...
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18.04 low disk space - using 640GB and more in /var/log/syslog.1

I've noticed several posts about this same topic, but found no reasonable solution. This post suggests deleting the files, but I want to avoid that since I'm using apache and that same post says that ...
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Trouble: No space left on device

I run into serious problem this morning. I remotely connect to my Ubuntu desktop in the lab via Teamviewer to finish training a machine learning model and present some results to my supervisor in the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck on « started waiting until snapd is fully seeded », keyboard not responding

I started getting « No Space Left on Disk » errors , despite having plenty of disk space. I initially dealt with this by doing « export TMPDIR=/home/new_tmp_path, but this only fixed some things not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS : Disk space usage issue: looks full but can't find the problem [duplicate]

I have a problem with disk space usage on my server. I find 97% usage in dev/md3 but when I try to find which file or folder takes up space I can't find anything... Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Log disks spin up and spin down

I have a file / media server running on Ubuntu 18.04. It has 1 SSD on which Ubuntu is installed and 4 HDD's for various files. I found some information on how to log the disks activities and that ...
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available disk space

according to my provider I have two disks with 250G space on my linux server lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sdb 238....
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Whole memory eaten on sda7 [duplicate]

I have couple files on my disk only however something is eating most of disk space, how can I check and remove this unnecessary files? Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...

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