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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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low disk space due to its usage as tmpfs

I have ran a program and i just entered wrong dimensions (100 times larger) so it took all my disk space and even then it didnot ran and hang the system for 5 minutes. Now when I restared my system it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 software update

Recently I upgraded a laptop (dell xps 13) from 16.04 to 18.04. Now I run Software Updater, it shows me a number of packages it can upgrade, I select OK, then it says "not enough disk space on /boot"....
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ULG files are taking 25 GB disk space

I would like to know what ULG files are on Ubuntu. After trying to find what was using the disk space, I found a directory using 25 GB of 28 GB total, and this directory had 785 ULG files. Note that ...
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Installation free space

I'm trying to download some software (Unity game engine 2017.3). As part of the installation process, I downloaded the installation assistant, but when I try to download the actual package, the ...
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Managing disk space and finding large consumers of disk space

Ok so running the command in Ubuntu Mate 18.04 $df -h returns the following udev 32G 0 32G 0% /dev tmpfs 6.3G 2.4M 6.3G 1% /run /dev/sdc2 ...
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System root not enough space remaining

I was trying to install CUDA on my Ubuntu 18.04 while an alert like this occurs Not enough space remaining on system root . So I ran following to check: danni@danni:~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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Cant upgrade to 18.04 due to less free space on / [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. But getting an error that, there is not enough space on disk '/'. I have removed the old kernels with dpkg purge command, also have cleared cache using ...
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PCIe Bus error in HP Pavilion Desktop - 570-p041il

I get the following error: PCIe Bus Error: Severity=corrected, type=Physical Layer, Id=008e (Receiver ID) After my ubuntu 16.04 installation, the /var/log/syslog and kernlog files increased to ...
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Full disk space that went away on reboot?

So I was checking my website where I noticed that it wouldn't load, so I checked the VPS and everything seemed fine, until I did df and saw that the disk was full. I searched everywhere to see what ...
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Cannot run apt-get autoremove because disk is full [closed]

I'm in a desperate situation. We have this ubuntu virtual machine with very low disk space: du -sch /* This is the most significant: 7,7G total 3,6g /usr 2,4g /lib 508M /boot 270M /home 256M /var ...
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Installing all applications on a SSD disk and putting all files on HDD disk

I am entirely new to Ubuntu and my question here touches the somewhat confusing (at least for me) theme of disc partitioning. I've recently bought a new laptop with 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD hard drives ...
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How to give wine prefix more space?

I installed a video game and wanted to understand it so I tried to install unofficial Czech translation. Unfortunately installer thinks I have 0 Mb of available space because of wine prefix. Can I ...
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.Private size discrepancies after rogue app filled disk with log and deleting file

Running Ubuntu 17:10, I am suddenly having the issue that my disk is running out of space. I tracked it down to my /var/log/syslog growing rapidly for some reason (100s of GB), but as system was ...
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root capacity showing full, but cannot find what's taking so much space [duplicate]

UPDATE 2 Thank you all for the help. It turns out to be like what @steeldriver suggested. Someone rebooted the machine and manually mount my /dev/sdc1 back to the original path /mnt/WD. What I did ...
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root is completely out of room. At 100%

I see many similar posts, but all of these suggest running something like: du -hx / | sort -n Which might help me, but any command on this server just comes back with sort: write failed: /tmp/...
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Not enough space to update [duplicate]

I'm getting the following error when running pretty much every apt-get command: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-...
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Home folder synced to HD: results differ!

I'm new to Ubuntu. I would like to have an exact copy of my home folder on my Hard drive. I've tried the following (no programs running on Ubuntu): 1. Copy-paste ~/ to /dest1/ per drag and drop in ...
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I tried to install Ubuntu following all the instructions, but still the installation says “you need at least 8.6gb…” [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and recently I bought a new Dell Computer: Inspiron 13 5000 with 256 SSD, model i5379-5893GRY-PUS. I am trying to install Ubuntu. I did try a lot of configurations, but none was ...
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Reserved blocks percentage does not keep

I have used this to set reserved blocks to 1%, but it always reverts back to 5%. sudo tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sda1 Can I stop that from occurring ?
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Separate /var partition is full due to apt archives and snaps

For my last Ubuntu 18.04 installation I used different partitions for /home, /var, /root etc. I made each partition greater than recommended on the Ubuntu site. Everything is fine except for the /var ...
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16.04 LTS not letting me update, says “Not enough free disk space” (Updated 6/18/2018)

I switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu Unity 16.04 LTS on January 1st 2018 (I had to completely erase my Windows OS in order to get Linux on, there wasn't a dual-boot option) Whenever I log in it shows ...
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Disk partition has imperfect fraction. Is there something I've messed up?

Please note the partition fraction in the line of 104GB Volume. It shows 190.1 GB / 104 GB Available. The partition on which Ubuntu seems to be installed is the C drive of Windows 10. I had only ...
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Error while updating Ubuntu server : no space left on device

I just installed Ubuntu server 16.04 on VMware esxi. while updating Ubuntu server, it shows an error No space left on device. More details in the following screenshot: Can anyone please help me?...
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How can I tell if /boot has free space? [duplicate]

gksudo for Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer doesn't show /boot. I recently removed several old kernels. How can I verify that I've freed up space in /boot? Backstory — I started spring cleaning because ...
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16.04 LTS not letting me update, says “Not enough free disk space” (Updated) [duplicate]

I switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu Unity 16.04 LTS on January 1st 2018 (I had to completely erase my Windows OS in order to get Linux on, there wasn't a dual-boot option) Whenever I log in it shows ...
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lsblk and df -H don't match

Office machine - After running lsblk I noticed I am not using all the disk space that is one the machine, NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sdb 8:16 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sdb2 8:18 ...
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Ubuntu MATE 16 on Raspberry Pi 3, /boot partition too small

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 on my Raspberry Pi 3, which is the offered version on the official site. I'm testing it out to see if I can rely on it as a primary home computer. After ...
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Why does Chromium take up 1 GB in my .config and can I reduce that size?

My /home/myname/.config/chromium/Default folder has a size of 1.3 GB. Most of that, 900 MB in .../File System. Almost all of that is in .../033/p/00, in the files 00000006, 00000002, 00000000 and with ...
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Why my 6tb drive shoots to 100% full while writing to it

I am setting up a small home server for Plex, media, fileshares, etc. In doing so I have installed a Seagate NAS drive which seems to work perfectly. I have it in mounted from fstab and it mounts to /...
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Server not recognizing newly freed disk space

Ubuntu 14.04 on Amazon AWS EC2, has been in production for several years as a web server. I was working on implementing a new backup process, and while doing so the server ran out of disk space. A ...
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“Hidden, superfluous data” because of improper mounting of home directory

What happened: My 500GB harddrive on my DELL XPS13 kept running out of space very quickly - and the problem kept occurring every few months, despite my best efforts to clean up my system (see below). ...
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Could not get UEFI db error after suddern power off

I have installed windows 10 and later I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as duel boot. Both works as expected. After some days while working on Ubuntu I shutdown the machine and since it takes more time I ...
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Losing disk space in Ubuntu 18.04

My disk space keeps dropping even when I'm not installing anything! Before I had 9.5 GB. 2 days later, it changed to 8.9, another day later 8.2, now 7.9! This is really getting me angry! What I found ...
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How to open the Low Disk Space window again because qBittorent doesn't let me save files to another HDD [duplicate]

I tried to find something to open this window, but nothing worked. How can I open this window again? How can I move programs/files to another volume? I selected do not show again, and I know that I ...
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System won't start after warning /boot partition was full. How can I fix it?

I received a warning about the boot partition being full before shutting my computer down and cannot restart it now. I am running the 16.04 LTS version of Ubuntu and have tried launching in recovery ...
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Safely remove contents from .Private folder : Ubuntu 16.04

I have a problem with my growing .Private folder. I want to keep the encryption going but want to remove the stale copies of the files under .Private folder in my home directory. 1) Is it possible to ...
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New to Ubuntu, question on usage of 'du' [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu under Windows Bash Shell for learning. My end goal is to use some tools like Lisp that are not easy to install/use on Windows. Right now, I am trying to get the disk usage for ...
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Where are the downloaded data when an issue happens before installing?

I installed some Python packages through the terminal, however after downloading it, I got an error and had to do it again. It means I downloaded each package twice and now wonder: where are they ? ...
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What is the leading 2048 sectors and in the first two partitions?

After booting from Live USB (16.04): ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l [...] Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 953.9 GiB, 1024209543168 bytes, 2000409264 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (...
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Used and available df values don't add up to the correct size [duplicate]

I just did a df to check the disk usage on a new 16.04 installation and noticed the following result. The used and available on /dev/sda2 don't add up to the partition size. Even if I do 836120968-...
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What is the accelerate method of free space wiping with random fill?

I am currently using sfill to wipe free space in my root partition ( /dev/sdaX). Its default setting is a 38 pass sudo sfill -v / but its taking hours to complete this step. I then tried to use less ...
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Why I have lack of space in root directory? [duplicate]

Using OS Ubuntu for 2 days. Everyone says that 8GB is more than enough for root directory but it seems like so soon I will have critical lacks of space in root. I have 256GB hard drive and has ...
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Lost directory is using space. How do I find, and delete it

Please some help with this, to this point I have tried everything I know. I have a virtual machine that I use to work. On this machine I have Ubuntu. This guy started with a 30GB disk the became full ...
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Unable to resolve unmet dependencies because /boot is full and apt install -f can't finish [duplicate]

I'm trying to install openvpn however I am running into a problem where Ubuntu is complaining about unmet dependencies: [sudo] password for keith: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Can you have too much swap?

I was just wondering if you can have a swap partition that is too big. If yes, when is a swap partition too big? What are the downsides/ill-effects of having a swap partition that's too big (even if I ...
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White space in launcher Arc theme

How do I remove this white space between launcher and maximized windows? I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.
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Back-in-time disk usage

I am using Back-in-time with encryption on a remote server (ext4 FS). I am aware that for an unencrypted backup, BiT uses hard links. Thus in nautilus, the folder size appears to be huge. The actual ...
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fast disk space depletion

I'm on 16.04. Free disk space keeps on getting smaller by the hour in Gigabytes. I'm not downloading anything nor installing anything. Yesterday I ran timeshift,and I regain 20gb+ of free space. ...
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Systemd logs (`journalctl`) are too large and slow

My journalctl is keeping over 300 MB of logs as revealed by journalctl --disk-usage. Everything appears to be in order when I run journalctl --verify: $ journalctl --disk-usage Archived and active ...
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Can't update, apt-get -f install error “no space left on device” [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu on my laptop for a while now but am not proficient in it. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron Laptop, Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz × 2, 3GB memory. ...