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No free disk space [duplicate]

I have weird situation because Linux df command says that there is no free disk space [root@backup cache]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 72G ...
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How do I find out what is using up all the space on my / partition?

I am on a large instance on Amazon's EC2 servers. I run the df command and get: root@db:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9.9G 9.1G 284M 98% / ...
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Linux server out of space

I have been asked this question in two consecutive interviews, but after some research and checking with various systems administrators I haven't received a good answer. I am wondering if somebody can ...
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How can I determine what is taking up so much space?

I was using df -h to print out human readable disk usage. I would like to figure out what is taking up so much space. For instance, is there a way to pipe this command so that it prints out files that ...
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Setting Low Disk Space Alerts on Windows Server 2008

I was wondering if there is an easy way to trigger an e-mail alert on Windows Server 2008 when any logical disk partitions become low on space. I have 2 SQL servers that have come close to running ...
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Disk full, du tells different. How to further investigate?

I have a SCSI disk in a server (hardware Raid 1), 32G, ext3 filesytem. df tells me that the disk is 100% full. If I delete 1G this is correctly shown. However, if I run a du -h -x / then du tells me ...
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ubuntu server slowly filling up

We had our samba server (ubuntu 8.04 ltr) share fill up the other day but when I went to look at it I cant see any of the shares have to much on them we have 5 group shares and then each users has an ...
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How do MyISAM and InnoDB Utilize HD Space?

My MySQL server is running out of HD space fast. Most of my larger tables use the InnoDB engine (for no mission-critical reason). In an effort to avoid the dreaded 'drop database to recover innodb ...
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No space left on device — but there is space

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04.1 server in a VMware virtualized environment that has a strange issue. Twice now, at seemingly random times, the machine has suddenly been unable to write to the root ...
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How does one find which files are taking up 80% of the space on a Linux webserver?

This is an actual cPanel server but the info here will probably relate to others so I thought it would make a good question. The drive is constantly filling up. You've hunted down all the spare and ...
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df in linux not showing correct free space after file removal

I have file servers which are used to store files. Files might reside there for a week, or for a year. Unfortunately, when I remove files from the server, df command doesnt reflect the freed up space, ...
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Expand disk space on Ubuntu 10.04 (VMWare Guest)

I need to resize the disk space of an ubuntu guest in VMWare Workstation. After using the expand disk utility in vmware workstation, I need to do some linux magic to resize the parition. I have ...
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Linux commands shows different results

I'm really having a hard time to process these results on my Ubuntu server. I have a major problem with my JBoss server where I get FileNotFoundExceptions along with "No space left on device" errors ...
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ERROR: The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full!

I am running in a problem here I have a linux instance running on EC2. All was working fine till last night. Today morning it showed me some error stating that there was no disk space to write of ...
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Disk usage treemap software for headless Linux

There are some programs which can display used disk space using a treemap, such as WinDirStat for Windows and KDirStat for KDE/Linux: I'm looking for something similar, but for a headless Linux ...
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How can I move /var/log directory

on our production server, there is a small drive for the main mount point "/" /var/log is taking much space and I have to manually delete some files. How can I move /var/log/ to let's say /home/log ...
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How do you limit the use of network storage in your company?

I think this is one area that is a pain for every sysadmin. Users don't really know how much storage space they are using, and don't take the time to manage what is stored there, or how long it stays ...
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Best way to prevent the root system filling up when a mount fails?

We have an internal web server (virtualized, hosting ReviewBoard, but not super relevant) and we have a relatively consistent failure mode with failed NFS mounts causing / to fill up. Distro is Ubuntu ...
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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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centos 100% disk full - How to remove log files, history, etc?

mysqld won't start because disk space is full: 101221 14:06:50 [ERROR] /usr/libexec/mysqld: Error writing file '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid' (Errcode: 28) 101221 14:06:50 [ERROR] Can't start server: ...
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Out of disk space on 4GB partiton yet it's only using 2GB

I'm running Ubuntu and have had a problem where the root partition has run out of disk space. When I perform df -h I get the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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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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Missing over 100GB of Space on sda1 RHEL

I have a server setup with a RAID 5 using (3) 500GB drives, 1 as a spare so unused in the RAID. So in my mind i start out with 990GB with the RAID 5 in place. When looking at DF or the built in disk ...
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W2008 - C Drive almost out of space - options?

I'm having to look after a W2008 server which has a C drive configured to be 20Gb and which is down to 1.5Gb free. On current trends it will run out of space altogether in the future. The growth in ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to cut of Windows 2012 Server to save the disk space?

I have VPS Hosting windows 2012 Server + MSSQL Server 40GB storage. I am running out of space and I don't want to upgrade the hosting to more expensive variant. I have cleaned logs, temporary files, ...
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Why is the total size of my files on Windows 7 more than total disk size?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 x64 quest OS. When I boot from PE OS CD and run file manager (Total Commander) I see that the total size of my files on virtual machine is more than total disk ...
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Howto resize Xen virtual host disk size on Debian?

I am using a loop device disk setup (not lvm) for Xen Debian (squeeze) guest systems on my Debian (squeeze) host system. I searched for a way of extending guest system disk size. I came accross ...
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How to mount space in /dev/sda2

I have EC2 instance running, executing command df -h in the putty i get the following result Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9.9G 9.4G 11M 100% / tmpfs ...