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

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How can I free space for filesystemsquashfs?

I was tring to build environment for mit 6.S081 but it warned me I run out of space for system root. filesystemsquashfs in ubuntu was almost full 3.6/3.7GB as well as CDROM. What I did is git clone --...
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DF reports correct disk usage/free space, DU is incorrect

How is this possible? This is a practically fresh Ubuntu 20.04 server install. ncdu agrees with du in total usage. Additionally, du -a / | sort -n -r | head -n 5 reports similar disk usage. The only ...
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LiveOS - Uninstallation by `apt purge` is supposed to increase free disk space, but it actually decreases free disk space. Why?

By uninstalling a package, we expect that there will be more free disk space. However, "sudo apt purge PACKAGE" actually decreases the free disk space. It seems that "apt purge" ...
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snap crashed on Kubuntu 20.04 and no free space

I have Kubuntu 20.04 and recently I encountered a situation where there was no more free space on the disk. There I have 2 partitions: sda2 (37GB) and sda3(197GB) After df -h →  Filesystem Size ...
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Can I View Disk Usage in WHM?

Do you know how I can access [disk usage][1] and analyze all the disk information from disk information from Web Host Manager (WHM)? WHM is a web application that provides administrative control of ...
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Resize volume disk space that has a lot of free space and move it to another directory

I am trying to move free space storage from /usr folder to /var as I ran out of /var storage. When I use lvextend: lvextend -L +46G /dev/mapper/vg00-var Insufficient free space: 11776 extents needed, ...
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du, df showing inconsistent hard drive usage

Ubuntu 20.04 1T built-in drive 5T Seagate Basic external USB drive Yesterday I moved a very large postgres database to an external USB drive, and then deleted the database directory from the main hard ...
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Can’t boot because of full disk

So Ubuntu did not start with me because the disk was full, don’t know how tbh- I started Ubuntu in recovery mode and removed lost and found folder and rebooted the whole system again. Unfortunately it ...
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Why my HDD drive space is showing 78% filled as i have formated my HDD 500GB and set it as /home

today i have installed ubuntu 22.04 LTS, before that i was using 20.04LTS. I have 2 drives SSD of 128 GB and HDD of 500 GB. Before installing 22.04 my partition was for SSD /root = 30GB, /boot = 1GB, /...
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Why my root partition is 94% used?

I've allocated 30GB to Ubuntu when installing, but I'm recently getting a warning saying file system is running out of space Due to this my system is running slowly. The results of df -h are: ...
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Space available but cannot be used

I am using an ubuntu18.04 machine with 1TB. Most of the space is available, and when I run df -H: S.ficheros Tamaño Usados Disp Uso% Montado en udev 8,4G 0 8,4G 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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How to find Ubuntu specific partition in Files app and merge them with another partition?

I have 2 partitions like in this picture. I want to merge nvme0n1p7 and nvme0n1p9 with no deleting or losing of my data. Also, I want to see what files in 'Files' app for nvme0n1p7 partition since it ...
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disk full and "disk usage" doesn't help [closed]

My disk is full and /home directory is to blame from what I understood: sudo du -h --max-depth=1 | sort -h from Home outputs : 40K ./.flipper 76K ./.pki 76K ./.vnc 92K ./.ssr 108K ./Images 116K ....
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Could uninstalling Matlab 2020b and matlab2021a affect my programming?

I'm trying to free up space on my Linux. Looking for what was taking up disc space I noticed that Matlab 2020b and matlab2021a are taking a significant amount of disc space (ca 60 GB). I do not use ...
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Where is the missing space?

I made a fresh install of Ubuntu on a 120 gb ssd and added some services (next cloud, Plex media server, etc) and all the data are located on other hard drives. Suddenly the other day i got low on ...
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FileSystem partition is ignored

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer and I created 4 partitions. For some reason the main partition containing 460GB is not allocated to the home disk space. https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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Low disk space on Filesystem root despite having plenty of space in `home`

I just got this warning I tried to follow this and this questions, but I fail to understand why this is happening when I still have a lot of space available in home: df -h Filesystem ...
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fdimage of 800 GB?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. Why do I have a file in /home/myname/ called fdimage that is 805,8 GB? My SSD is a 500 GB one, and the partition allocated on it is only 125 GB... Clearly something is ...
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ddrescue used all space and now I cannot boot

Good day y'all, I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I was using GNU ddrescue to copy what can be copied from a failed disk to a brand new disk. The failed disk was mounted on /dev/sdb and the backup disk on /dev/...
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Ubuntu says my disk is full but it's not

I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox. I've allocated around 100GB of disk space for the OS, yet whenever I try and download an application (i.e. VSCode), I get an error that my disk usage is high and I ...
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My server's disk space is full but I can't see where it comes from

today my server crashed and I realized that it was because there was no more space available on my disk When I enter df -H I've got this : udev 997M 0 997M 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.3 taking up too much space?

I am new to linux OS and so my apologies if this is disjointed or a stupid/basic question. I am running into an issue where I had allocated about 50gb for this installation of ubuntu (20.04.3) (...
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files moved or erased from zfs drive don't free space on the drive

I'm using ubuntu 21.10, installed anew with zfs filesystem. If I delete some files, and then empty the trashcan, or move them to another (external) drive) this doesn't free up space on the drive. ...
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Some space seems to be lost on an ext4 drive on Ubuntu 20.04

Today I "found" a HDD in one of my systems that I completely forgot I had. So I wanted to look inside and see what was in there. I logged in via ssh from another computer (may be important ...
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I have 336GB Data as a total, but my SSD is full!

Why do I have only 336 GB of data, but the SSD is showing full? I tried: du -cha --max-depth=1 / | grep -E "M|G" The result is: 336G / 336G total using Ubuntu 21.10 Thanks. It's ...
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Ubuntu often warn me about low space left on `/home`

I have partitions (located on different disk) mounted as /home/USER folder. Ubuntu often warn me about low space left on /home. Is there a way to prevent Ubuntu count these external mounted directory ...
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timeshift: not enough disk space error

I'm using timeshift from repository, Xubuntu 20.04. I'm trying to back up a small system (25 GB) to a 1TB disk that has 515GB free, mounted on /dev/sde3 as /archiv. sde3 is the only partition on this ...
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Block device suddenly full; can't identify a single file as culprit and SMART shows no drive errors

Setup Ubuntu 20.04 Dell PowerEdge R820 [PERC H710] 2x Virtual Drives (RAID-1 Boot, RAID-0 Work Drive) Everything been fine for 6 months No preceeding even, just suddenly, drive full. Details... This ...
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new drives is not getting detected by ubuntu

I'm using dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 20.04. I had 2tb HDD and i had 2 virtual drives on it and almost 1tb unused space everything was working fine and I could use that 2 drives in my ubuntu. ...
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Missing ~900GB of hard hard drive space

I have a 2TB (1.8T) WD M.2 drive that appears to be missing several hundred GB's of storage space but I cannot find out where it is or what is taking it up. This also was happening on my Samsung SATA ...
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Ubuntu root partition takes too much space

I'm using Linux(Ubuntu 20.04) for the first time and using it as dual boot with Windows 10. I researched before I started using it. Found that there are partitions and what they are. I partitioned the ...
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My /dev/sda4 disk space is full. I have allocated 70GB, I don't think it is full. I tried to fix the problem but don't know how to resolve this

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Cannot free space from deleted files (available space is 0 bit) [duplicate]

I was notified that my disk is almost full. So, I deleted files from my trash but the space was not freed - the available space is 0 bit. I caused that I am not able to boot. Also, I tried to use a ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 BTRFS free space on /

I have a problem with free space on btrfs. fecaloid@fecaloid:~/ssd/Host$ sudo du -h --max-depth=1 / 123M /boot 782G /home 22M /etc 4,0K /media 6,3G /var 16K /dev 0 /mnt 1,2G /opt du: ...
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How can I free disk space in ubuntu?

sudo du -h --max-depth=1 72K ./root 4.0K ./cdrom 16G ./var 4.0K ./media 5.9G ./usr 146M ./boot 12M ./etc 148K ./tmp 13G ./home 16K ./opt du: cannot access './run/user/1000/doc': ...
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How can I increase the capacity of my /home/rob/downloads folder?

My downloader, yes it is sabnzbd, says I have too little space in my home/rob/downloads folder, no idea on how to increase a folder size though...... Please some help is much appreciated! Yes, I am a ...
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Dolphin showing wrong free disk space

Have installed Kubuntu 20.04 on a new hard drive and before that have made a copy of the old home partition by cp /dev/sda5 /dev/sdb3. Whereby sdb3 was the new home partition on the new 1TB hard ...
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Split (root+home) into / and /home, with limited space

I have a system with a single (/+/home) partition, with 275Gb and 18Gb free. As per du, my /home takes 221Gb, so / would be about 36Gb. I want to split it into / and /home partitions. Besides the fact ...
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Installing Gazebo. Cannot copy extracted data to '/usr/share/gazebo-9/media/materials/textures/bricks.png.dpkg-new' (No space left on device)

I'm using a 128GB USB drive to run both LINUX 20.04 and ROS Noetic on my Mac and have run into the issue of "Not enough space on device" when I attempt to download gazebo9. I find this very ...
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Find Largest Directories/Files when Drive is Full [duplicate]

When the drive of an Ubuntu 20.04 server is full, how can we find out the directories/files with the largest sizes, ranked from largest to smallest? This can allow me to find some files to delete (...
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Trying to clean disk space, but can't remove packages

On my Ubuntu server, the root has taken up all the available disk space and I can't expand the partition. I'm trying to remove some old packages to free up some space but I can't because I don't have ...
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/var is 48G need smaller

My /var is taking up the whole disk sudo du -hx --max-depth=1 / 2.0G /opt 46G /var 12K /media 4.0K /srv 196K /tmp 4.0K /mnt 36M /root 8.3G /usr 4.0K /cdrom 200K /snap 32K /...
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How to expand space available on disk [duplicate]

When I was installing Ubuntu I used this guide to do the partition manually: How to use manual partitioning during installation? When I run sudo lsblk I have this partition scheme: NAME FSTYPE ...
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Can't copy or past files in other locations in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu in my laptop by partitioning HDD, but now I couldn't copy or past files in other locations of my lap it's showing "Error while copying, the destination is read-only". ...
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Free swap file space contained on root partition without rebooting to free space checked by df

I have created a temporary Swap file (/var/cache/swap/myswap) of 500GB on a Ubuntu worstation at work wiht 1TB RAM. This swapfile is on a BTRFS filesystem. I don't need anymore of this swapfile now ...
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So my root file system is filled to the brim due to log files

So I have fairly recently started using Ubuntu as my main OS and it has been quite smooth for the past 4 months but today I was intimated that the system is full and on checking the var/log/ seems to ...
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Low disk space on "Filesystem root" even after creating a separate mount point for the \home directory

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a new laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed (which I then upgraded to Windows 11). When setting the partition table during the Ubuntu installation, I forgot to ...
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Not enough space in boot partision for update

I have a separate partision for /boot. It has the standard size of a normal Ubuntu installation (700+ MB). There are only the latest two kernel versions installed but 50%+ of the space is taken and I ...
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Ubuntu Server: Read vs Write Activity Comparison?

I run an instance of Ubuntu Server 20.04.3. What is the best method to check which operation the disks in RAID do more in relation to each other? Read and Write? Like Writes - 80%, Reads - 20%.
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How do I get all the computer's space available?

I got an Ubuntu 20.04 in a computer with these specs: My computer's disc usage is divided like this: As you can see, almost all of the Computer section's space is used, while 500 GB Volume section ...
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