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Ubuntu “No space left on device” for /home, df shows 100% full, ds shows much, much less [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux different size for df and du for root partition On an Ubuntu 12.04 server, normal users can no longer create or add to files in /home, encountering a "No space ...
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After deleting a large file, how long does it take `df` to pick up the change?

I deleted a 2.3GB log file on my Ubuntu server, and df doesn't seem to be picking up the change. Is there typically a delay before df can detect that a large file has been deleted?
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Windows Server 2008 Disk Size

I have a fairly fresh install of Windows Server 2008. When I right click on the C: drive and view properties, it says I have used 25.2 GB, but when I select all the contents of the C: drive and view ...
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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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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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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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No space left on device - wrong size

I'm running an FreeBSD dedicated server. I am getting messages that I have ran out of space on the device. df -h is saying that I have no space left but du -sh /* doesn't even show the directiories ...
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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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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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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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What, if anything, is safe to symlink in /var?

We have plenty of space on a different mounted device. Since the /var partition stays relatively static in terms of size (around 8-10GB because of big logs that we need), I'd be fairly happy to simply ...
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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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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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How I can check for exact amount of space (MB or GB) in Nagios using check_nt command instead of percentage used value?

How I can check for exact amount of space left (MB or GB) in Nagios using check_nt command instead of percentage value? Currently I'm using this command: check_command ...
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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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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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How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer?

The size of the MSI cache folder (C:\Windows\Installer) has grown substantially, and is now taking up way too much disk space on my domain computers. Can this folder be eliminated or shrunk?
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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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Cannot shrink partition on Windows Server 2012

I have the following issue. I am trying to take space off of VMs and add it to the OS partition. However, whenever I try any of the VMs it will not let me shrink the space so I have free to expand the ...
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How do I keep MySQL from ever increasing it's disk space usage when used with puppet-dashboard?

The setup We have a Debian Linux set up with MySQL v5.1.73 (innoDB storage engine) and puppet-dashboard version 1.2.23. As you probably guessed, puppet-dashboard is using MySQL as its backend. Also, ...
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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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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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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 ...