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Disk space on AWS EC2 getting filled for no reason

I am facing a disk filling problem on an EC2 instance. This EC2 has a Windows OS. The disk-space gets filled for no logical reason. I 'guess' that the problem might be because of a software that I ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 VM doesn't see full space on virtual disk

I have a windows server 2012 R2 VM on vmware esxi 6.7. Have 2 virtual disks for C and D partitions respectively. Partition C - thin provision, part D - thick provision lazy zeroed. I extended second ...
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AWS RDS 20 GB general purpose storage filling unexpectedly

I am a total newbie to database game. I have started an mysql 8.0 RDS instance, The Free Storage Space(in monitoring) stays constant at 20GB, but free tier usage show 19gb/20gb used. I have changed ...
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Root partition slowly filling up | about 10GB lost in the warp

Summary I'm running a debian on a dedicated server hosting multiples things. The root partition of the server is +/-20GB wide and 95% used. This usage is growing over time (from 90% to 95% in 2 ...
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How to reserve some disk space (e.g. for backup)

I have a VPS with Wordpress (including storage and database on the same machine). Now I want to make daily backups to an external service (AWS S3): the issue is that first I need to generate a tar of ...
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How to extend root disk

Trying to figure out how to take from the 200G disk at /dev/sde and add that to root...or maybe the way to say it is how do I extend / into /dev/sde? I've only ever dealt with lvm before or at least ...
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User quota not correctly reported

I look after a small cluster, on which we use quota on the /home partition. There is one user, who has quota reporting they are using a little over 1MB. However, if I use a tool like du or baobab (...
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Why does docker say my container's disk is full when it's not (QubesOS)?

Why does a fresh container on a small-ish docker image say that its disk is full of 10G when it's not? I'm running this in a Debian 10 AppVM in QubesOS. In Debian 10, I do: sudo apt-get -y install ...
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/var/log wrongly shows as 100% space used [duplicate]

On some of our servers /var/log, which is a separate ext4 partition, shows that 100% of the 4.8G of space is in use. But it actually occupies around 200M of disk space. Application can still write ...
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Ubuntu Not Detecting Free Space In Root Partition

My server has a 40GB HDD and runs Ubuntu 18.04. The output for the command: sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL returns: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL loop0 squashfs 91....
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Tracking down disk space usage on a machine with docker network volumes

I have an Ubuntu server 16.04 VM running my docker containers. It has a relatively small disk (~60GB) which I thought would be fine because I have dedicated NFS storage that I mount via docker to the ...
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Partition didn't resize after increasing OS Disk Size in Azure

I have a Ubuntu VM which has an unmanaged OS disk associated with it. When we increased the size of the unmanaged OS disk from 30 GB to 50 GB(after deallocating the VM and increasing its size from ...
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GCP: Docker taking up too much of disk space (47%, 69 GB). How to free up disk space?

Out of the 148 GB disk space of my Compute Engine Instance, /home folder is taking up only 55 GB whereas /var/lib/docker/containers is taking up a total of 69 GB, which is too much of disk space usage ...
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Partition didn't reflect the changes after increasing OS Disk Size in Azure

I have a Ubuntu VM which has an unmanaged OS disk associated with it. When we increased the size of the unmanaged OS disk from 30 GB to 50 GB(after deallocating the VM and increasing its size from ...
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Why does df say my EFS disk has a capacity of 8 Exabytes?

This is a screenshot from my AWS EC2 instance, which the EFS disk is mounted on: How can this be?
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How to check and free up disk space in CentOS 7

I have a160 GB VPS with pre-installed CentOS 7 and Webuzo. Using the du -sh command in the www dir I noticed that my sites consume barely 60GB, while the total used space is 120 GB. Which means my ...
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`nixos-rebuild switch` fails with “No space left on device”

I keep filling up /boot with old kernels, at which point nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade will download a bunch of derivations only to eventually fail when installing the new kernel (or initrd) because ...
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Reclaim free space after deleting NFS file

I deleted a 137G file in a NFS mount (from a Linux host), and it dissapeared from the directory but the free space reported by df is still the same the NFS server is a NAS device with almost no ...
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Find the used hard disk data and solve disk pressure [duplicate]

I have a server which is running Ubuntu 18.04 and it is also a worker node for K8s. Sometimes I see that K8s is killing pods on this machine because of disk presseur and when I get df -h --total I can ...
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AWS CloudWatch alarm not populating data points - Insufficient state always

I am configuring CloudWatch alarm from the custom metric. Custom metric for disk space is configured, and I can see that every 5 minutes I am able to see the data. But when I set the alarm, the data ...
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New large HDD on Ubuntu server

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a server which at present only uses the system SSD for file storage. I have now connected a SATA HDD of 16TB which fdisk recognises at dev/sda as 14.6TiB. System disk ...
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Unable to extend logical volume on RHEL Appliance

The Issue I am facing an issue while upgrading an RHEL virtual appliance for the CA/Broadcom API Gateway The issue shows its face during the upgrade from 9.3 to 9.4 where the 2GB /tmp directory is ...
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ZFS reports wildly different sizes from Windows and what should be available

Before we start, yes i know the setup is not optimal, but we're working on a plan to setup everything from scratch. I inherited this from a part time student that doesn't work here anymore. This is a ...
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Disk usage metrics missing from Prometheus node exporter

I used Prometheus and node exporter a while ago and had access to node_filesystem_* metrics to monitor disk usage but I've recently fired it up on some other servers (Ubuntu Linux) and those metrics ...
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CentOS running out of space for website files

Disclaimer: I know my way around Linux, but I'm out of the loop for a while. I have a CentOS 7 server where I host a couple of my small websites in /var/www/website1, /var/www/website2 and so on. Now ...
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Do file systems exist which can intelligently handle redundant blocks for saving disk space and instantaneous copying?

If I have a very large contiguous file in the gigabytes that I want to copy, my disk has to allocate all of the necessary space and write a duplicate of every block. Why can't a copy be "fast" in a ...
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CENTOS, problems to identify why a user is using so much space [duplicate]

I am having disk space issues with my CentOS server, a single user is using up to 1,7tb of data, or it is what the du -sh* /home command is telling. But when you enter the user folder and use the du -...
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How to expand the root disk partition without LVM

I was wondering how to increase the size of a root partition without LVM. We have a root partition of 21GB in total and another partition with 2TB in total. Ideally, we'd like to keep everything on / ...
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Print unused bytes of logical volume

Imagine the physical volume was resize with: pvresize /dev/sda2 And the logical volumne was resized with: lvresize -l +100%FREE system/home But this command was not done: resize2fs /dev/mapper/...
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Vacuum Full can not delete files because disk full having 5g free

I lately ran out of disk space. I deleted some old data-rows from the CMS database. I have noticed that the free disk space did not grow as expected. I searched in serverfault and found that VACUUM ...
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Resize CentOs partition from another partition that already exist

I have a server CentOs, I'm new to server's world, so I have one /dev/sda3 partition almost full of files, and another one /dev/sda5 bigger and empty, how can I resize the bigger empty one partition ...
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gitlab vs trac: disk usage footprint

I just ragequitted GitHub. I'm considering between hosting my own issues tracker, or embrace any of gitlab.com, Bitbucket, Sourcehut, etc. I sorta think either gitlab or trac would be nice, and I ...
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Where are files on the disk when using ext4?

For a job, I have to wipe a lot of disks that contain sensitive information. Those disks are all identical, I cannot wipe more than one at the same time, and fully wiping one takes me a full hour. To ...
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Why does `chattr +e <file>` fail with no space left on the device when there's plenty?

I have a problem. chattr +e <file> does not work, if the file does not have the +e attr set on it, or if it's removed and re-added. [root@ip-203-0-113-13 log]# df -Th Filesystem Type ...
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Excluding a certain file system from Zabbix regex based disk usage monitoring

I found this answer describing how to exclude a shared memory mount from regex based disk usage monitoring in Zabbix. Is there any way to exclude a certain file system (CIFS in this case)... for ...
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zsh: locking failed for /home/centos/.zsh_history: no space left on device: reading anyway

I am using CentOS image from AWS EC2, I have root volume attached which is 150 GB and I see below error message after I login zsh: locking failed for /home/centos/.zsh_history: no space left on ...
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/usr directory full, how to clean up?

So my /usr directory is full Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg00-lv_usr 5.8G 5.0G 543M 91% /usr and when i go into /user I find files larger than the ...
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RDS MySQL Instance has plumetting free space, then recovers

Over the course of 3 minutes, our RDS instance went from 50GB free down to only 900MB free, before suddenly climbing back up to 50GB. This happened around 9 AM when there wasn't much database activity....
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SSD disks VS SATA disks and SAS disks [closed]

as all know there are many type of disks while the famous are SSD disks SATA disks SAS disks dose SATA/SAS disks can be nearly as SSD disks? about IO and performance? how much SSD disks are ...
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Mysqldump to compressed file

Situation: 1. mysql is backuped to disk with mysqldump (~250 GB) 2. dump is compressed with bpzip2 3. dump is moved to another DC 4. disk usage again in good state Problem: Filesystem usage peaks, ...
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gcloud no space left on device

My deployment was not successful with gcloud error log as. error building image: error building stage: write /kaniko/888833023: no space left on device Finished Step #1 Do I need to increase ...
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Nginx - disable POST data caching

I noticed that when someone sends big file to Apache website proxied by Nginx, disk usage on Nginx machine goes up. It's especially noticeable when someone uploads file that is big comparing to disk ...
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Does the ReFS filesystem reserve space for itself?

I recently formatted a single disk from the line of new 14TB Seagates on Windows 10 with ReFS, with a 4K block size, to use the full capacity available and noticed that out of the approximately 12.7TB ...
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df not showing subdirectories, only “multiple” parent directory

For example, we have directory structure: Root Directory Directory #1 Subdirectory #1 Subdirectory #2 Subdirectory #3 Directory #2 Directory #3 Now I'm using df -h to check disk usage but: ...
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Drive space maynot be showing correct values

The monitoring system we use shows several servers, related to the same application servers, are out of disk space. The application owner stated they cleared Gigs of data but this change was not ...
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How to update vSphere inventory remotely after resizing disk with vmkfstools?

after successfully resized a disk with : vmkfstools --datacenter x --vihost esx42 --server vc1.example.com --username me \ -X 25G -d eagerzeroedthick /vmfs/volumes/FOOBAR/FOOBAR.vmdk Now, how can I ...
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shell script to list directories in decreasing order of disk usage

I am looking for a shell script for Ubuntu Server that lists the disk usage of directories in a decreasing order. It should not list subfolders (recursively). The behaviour should be similar to the ...
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Server space issue : how to merge drives

my server is having space issue below is what is see when using df -h, my space of /dev/m2 is getting fulled say 99% frequently and it causes issue with my sessions and all , i want merge /dev/m3 with ...
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BTRFS, out of space, but there is plenty of space

I am facing No space left on BTRFS. What I already tried myself: After remount RW: btrfs filesystem resize max /mnt/hdd I ran balance (for weeks ;-) ) with different parameters btrfs balance start /...
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DRBD: Where am I losing 13% of disk space?

I have 2 DRBD based storage clusters. And I am somehow not able to utilize 13% of the underlying disk space. The disk in both configs is sda4 Server1: sda4 size: 859G, drbd0 size:788G, drbd0 space ...

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