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Why after deleting a 110+ GB collection, my /var/lib/mongodb directory still have same size?

I am having some troubles with MongoDB and space usage. In particular, I once used to have a large collection of about 600 million records totaling 110+ GB on disk. Recently I decided to drop it ...
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Ubuntu - /usr is full up, recommend anything in there I can delete?

A friend of mine partitioned his ubuntu system with /usr on a separate partition. That partition is now full. He can't use apt to install new software. Is there anything in /usr that he can safely ...
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Win2k3: What files can be deleted from the System drive, and what tool to delete them?

The strategic question is "How do I maximize free space on the System drive," and includes such things as disk compression, changing the TEMP environment variable, removing the hibernation file, ...
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How can I find phantom storage usage?

I've got a Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard Server file server (AFP) which has been running out of storage space on the boot volume for the past few weeks. It takes about two days for the remaining 42GB ...
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Email when Linux server disk is full?

How can I set up an email notification on a Linux server for when a disk/volume exceeds a certain usage quota?
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how to detect a process which is continuosly eating the disk space

on our linux system (suse), one of the partition is nfs-mounted and some process is continuously eating the disk space in it, leaving behind zero bytes to write. How can I figure out this process or ...
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Determining disk space usage & file counts for extremely large data sets (any tricks?)

Long time reader, first time asker: I'm a junior-level Linux admin who's increasingly supporting very large data sets/stores on local & NFS storage. The data is generally in the form of massive ...
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Linux disk usage analyser that acts like symlinks are real files

I am using git-annex, an extension to the DVCS git, which is designed for handling large files. It makes heavy use of symlinks. The actual large files are moved to the .git/annex directory and the ...
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Why can I not shrink the disk volume down more than 50% of original size on Server 2008

I have a new server with 540 GB disk on one partition. I decided to shrink the volume down so I could have a couple of partitions for various reasons. I could only shrink the volume by 50%. I went ...
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How do I view the size of a mount point drive on 2008R2?

The size column tells me the capacity of the drive but not the amount of disk used. How do I determine how much data is on a mount point in 2008 R2? Any GUI or powershell command is fine.
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/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root has no more space left?

We have a centos machine and the mysql is not starting and is due to space if full. Below is the df-h results. What best can be done in this situation? Add more hard disk ? Filesystem Size ...
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df -h overreports disk space on VPS

When I run the command df -h on my new Ubuntu linux vServer I get the following: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/hdv1 466G 33G 434G 7% / none ...
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Lazy disk backup for a ramdisk on Linux?

Quick and dirty summary: I want something like a write cache that drains only when the system isn't busy. I want something along the lines of this question ...
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Windows7: No disk usage in status bar? [closed]

I am trying out Windows 7 RC, and one thing annoys me a bit. In windows XP (Can't remember how it was in Vista...) when browsing folders I could see how much free space I had on the disk in the status ...
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Ubuntu mysql error: Disk is full writing

I had some mysql problems yesterday. I got "Too many connections" error on my sites because one of my script went a little bit crazy. After I fixed the connection problems I still got an error in ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Core Disk Space Requirements/Recomendations

I'm in the preparation stage to roll out a few Windows 2008 R2 Server Core in my VMware ESX environment. In looking over the documentation it looks like Server Core can operate in a little as 6.5 GB ...
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Missing space on /var partition?

One of our server admins asked me to take a look at this, and I am stumped - our /var partition is full, however I cannot seem to determine where the space has gone. The following is the output of ...
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Decreasing Root Disk Size of an “EBS Boot” AMI on EC2

So I have followed Eric's wonderful article here: http://alestic.com/2009/12/ec2-ebs-boot-resize This was the code basically that helped me increase the default size of the AMI: ec2-run-sintances ...
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Standard database backup procedures

I've been looking at the setup we've implemented for a hosted client, who has a database backed up several times per day (and the last week of backups always available). Say the backups require 20gb, ...
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Best practice disk usage for SQL Server

I've been reading that it is best practice to place the following on separate disks for performance and safety: tempdb database file log file backup files When you consider RAID using multiple ...
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Windows Server: What software is available to report directory size?

I can not run File Server Resource Manager due to the fact that we have VSS disabled. What other software is available that will report the size of directories recursively, automatically and send an ...
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Linux shows much less disk space then summary of all disks

I have a CentOS server with 4 disks, each with 1TB that totals to 3.636 TB of usable space (according to http://www.jonathanlaliberte.com/2007/12/18/calculating-actual-hard-disk-space/). But the ...
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How to find a directory disk usage over network? (Windows)

I have an external disk that is connected to a LAN network. I want to find the disk usage of a directory on the disk from a script. I looked at power shell and SysInternals tools but couldn't find any ...
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how to use du to see files greater than a threshold size

I am having a few situations to which I do not see any thing in du man pages. 1) I want to see files in a sub directory which are larger than a particular size only. 2) I use du -sh > du_output.txt I ...
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Server - clean up tool?

I have a Windows 2008 virtual server. Some how every week my server uses an extra 2 gigs and I do not know the reason. Are there any free utility tools that can scan a server and let you know whats ...
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Got error 28 from storage engine (disk full) but my disk are not full

Basically MySQL is giving me many errors of "Got error 28 from storage engine" that means no more disk space is available. The output of df -h is: File system Dim. Usati Disp. Uso% ...
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Lightweight script for monitoring disk space, ports, etc.?

If I want to monitor some machines that I'm not the primary maintainer of (ie, I don't have access to install packages), are there any lightweight alternatives to things like Nagios? I'm looking for a ...
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Can I arrange an email to be sent when a drive is nearly full?

Background: I'm a developer who reluctantly "looks after" the machine onto which my application is deployed. My customer is an entirely separate company who pay us to write code for them - we have no ...
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disk space overhead in ext4

I'd like to know if there's some rule (or formula) I can apply to find out how much of disk space will be used by the filesystem in an ext4 partition. for example, in a partition of 100 GB, how much ...
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Is is possible to span “infinitely” across multiple Dell Equalogic devices?

I was looking at Dell Equalogic devices, the PS4100E. It says you can have two PS4100 boxes for 36TB each. Am I reading that right? What if I want to have more space? Can I span to more 4100E ...
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Adding a new disk to shared machine, what do we do?

I hope this is the right 'exchange' to ask in. I work in a research group, we have no SA's etc. monitoring our servers. We have total access to them, and decide what happens or doesn't happen on ...
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What are the minimum space requirements for updating Exchange 2007 SP1 to SP2

Because of ending diskspace and other hardware capacity we are in the progress of upgrading our infrastructure from Server 2003 R2 to Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2007 SP1 to Exchange 2010. In ...
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I ran out of disk space on an ubuntu server. How can I know how the disk space is being used?

I ran out of disk space on an ubuntu server. How can I know how the disk space is being used so I can clean up the disk / delete unnecessary files?
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windows 2008 Cannot extend volume for c

I have a 150 GB hard drive on a windows 2008 server. 87 GB partition for D:\ 10 GB partition for C:\ I cannot extend/increase the partition for C:\ in the disk manager utility. as described here: ...
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Trouble extending disk space on CentOS 5 VM

So I am trying to extend the disk space on a VM of Centos5 running cPanel. Apparently my boss says this is easy but invariably I seem to have found a problem and cant seem to get it to play ball. ...
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Missing drive space in Server 2003

I have two drives used for SQL backups which for the last week have been acting strange - the free space indicated by windows is far off from what windirstat, etc indicates. There should only be about ...
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How to add disk space to /var/www for my websites?

I did $ df -h and it threw this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 9.7G 1.7G 7.6G 18% / /dev/md2 683G 211M 649G 1% /home tmpfs ...
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Best method to track folder size growth over time?

I have a file server that has a pretty large folder tree. There's a shared folder, under that are 5 departmental folders. Nested inside of those are thousands of subfolders and files. I would like ...
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Understanding PostgreSQL disk usage

I'm using 9.1 and have a table called dpi in a database with UTF-8 encoding currently sitting at 18,628 rows. There's a TEXT column in there called foto that holds B64 strings which represent a unique ...
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Git - Odd Disk Space Usage on GitHub

We use GitHub to host all my projects, and we've got a 6GB soft-limit. A few days ago, there were many files added to the repository which should not have been added (such as images, movies, etc.) ...
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Windows 2008 Drive Size Discrepancy

We have a VSphere server and increased the drive for the C:\ drive on one of the VMs from 20GB to 30GB. Disk management shows the correct new size in the Disk view, but the volume information still ...
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Can you limit a directory size?

On a single NTFS drive, is it possible to limit the size of a directory to an arbitrary amount (e.g., 20GB)? I've got a share on a server I want some users to be dumping files into, but I don't want ...
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How do I install Disk Cleanup on Windows 2012 server without installing the Desktop Experience?

The issue is simply that I want to do the best I can to clean-up/compact a VM's .vhdx drive before running the Optimize-VHD cmdlet. It's nice to use Microsoft's Disk Cleanup utility. The problem is ...
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Why has SP1 for Server 2008 R2 left 4.5 GB of files in a randomly-named directory on my C drive?

We have been having a push to get all 2k8 R2 servers up to SP1, and I've noticed that some of them have ~4.5 GB of files left in a folder in the root of the system root (C: drive). This directory ...
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How do I find the biggest files on multiple servers and sum up their size?

I am trying to find the biggest files in the /export/home directory and add up (sum) their sizes. Script: #!/bin/bash filename=hostnames > export_home.log while read -r -a line do ...
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Linux data storage and partitioning

In the following output of df -h you can see that i have added a new hard drive(/dev/hdd1) and have mounted as /hdd1. My question is if I start dumping data to /opt will that data be mounted in /hdd1 ...
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Can't figure out why hard drive is full [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out what is using up all the space on my / partition? No Free disk space so I have 2 hard drives in my server, one main one that is 10gb and then a ...
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Missing HDD space - says 65GB used, selecting all folders shows 40GB used

Running Windows Server 2008, 74GB raptor drive and noticed we only had about 500MB left - yikes! So deleted some old backups we don't need, but can't track down where about 25GB seems to be taken up. ...
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Disk Space Difference On Hyper-V Server OS VS VM Guest OS

I have a Windows Sever 2012 Standard 64-bit running Hyper-V. The Hyper-V is hosting a guest OS of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. I noticed that I was running out of disk space on my server. So I ...
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How to recover free space on deleted files without restarting the referencing processes?

When big files are deleted on a server, the files might still be referenced by processes, so the file system doesn't have more free space. I tried to use lsof, but it seems it didn't list the deleted ...