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Difference between Volume Disk Space and Disk usage returned by ncdu [duplicate]

My server has a 130 GB Volume attached. To check the free disk psace, I run df -h -x tmpfs -x squashfs | grep -v /run/shared and I get : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...
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Is Cloud Best Practice To Still Have Multiple Disks (Volumes) For a Server?

In the old days of physical servers, it was considered good practice (at least at the places I have worked at) for a server to always have at least two disks (volumes) no matter how simple an ...
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Ubuntu - unable to extend partition with growpart - partition 1 could only be grown by 2046

I want to extend /dev/sdb1 partition I extended disk for 2 GB in Hypervisor and new disk size is shown for /dev/sdb disk (from 20 to 22 GB) Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /...
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Upgrading Disk Space

I have a CentOS 7 VPS with 40GB of SSD space, I recently upgraded it to 80GB. How do extend the / partition? I don't want to reinstall Centos 7 and the Centos Web Panel as it was suggested to me that ...
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How do I extend the space of /dev/sda3 on Oracle Linux Server 7.9

Disk capacity is at 105GB, but the root directory (/dev/sda3) capacity is only 39GB, I want to increase the capacity. How can we do this? By the way, the OS is Oracle Linux Server 7.9. $ df -h ...
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Disk Partitioning errors after Disk resize in Compute Engine

Currently stuck trying to partition disk. Getting some errors I don't understand. Might be in over my head. My question is at bottom. The disk has been resized using GCP/Compute Engine Disk manager. ...
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Is there some way to change windows disk size without actually increase it?

What I mean is, for test purpose, Can I change the disk size showed for Windows without actually increase it. For example, in "this computer", the real disk size is: 50gb, but I'd like to ...
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Logs hidden by a mounted disk in the same directory

We have (more than) a linux server on AWS that use a network file system, in our case AWS EFS, mounted on /logs directory. It happens sometimes that: the machine is rebooted for any reason the ...
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How to expand partition that is in the middle of other partitions (or create new and migrate data over)

So I have a need to expand a partition (/tmp) on a system and not understanding exactly how to proceed with this (I did not initially set the partitions up). The following commands show: fdisk -l Disk ...
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Process unable to write file - disk space ran out what happened?

I had a situation with a server misconfig. Nginx was unable to write its logs due to invalid file permissions and checking with free the buffers/caches were at about 3.2GB (out of 4GB Memory). Nginx ...
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CentOS - listing size of top-level directories in a 50TB NTFS volume is way too slow

What I want to achieve is get the information about how big are the top-level folders in a directory (which is a NTFS volume) on a CentOS7 server. This information is placed in a Prometheus file, ...
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What accounts for mystery hard drive space gone missing? (Difference between df and du)

To preface: there are lots of other useful questions (e.g. this and this) on possible causes for different sizes reported by df and du. None of the explanations apply to my exceedingly simple case, ...
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I need more space but i cant add space to /dev/mapper

Sorry my english, but I'm italian, today on my vps with ubuntu I restarted emby server, but it didn't start and doing service emby-server status, it gives me the error: Unhandled exception. System.IO....
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Block device suddenly full; can't identify a single file as culprit and SMART shows no drive errors [duplicate]

Setup Ubuntu 20.04 Dell PowerEdge R820 [PERC H710] 2x Virtual Drives (RAID-1 Boot, RAID-0 Work Drive) Everything been fine for 6 months No preceeding even, just suddenly, drive full. Details... This ...
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Need to mount GB in my vps now excluded in /dev/vda1

i'm loosing my mind through documentations, guides and so to understand/solve my problem about actually my VPS filesystem. I bought a vps from edis with 100GB space and a centos7 installation on it ...
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Tomcat java consuming more Memory

enter image description herei am using aws in my tomcat application java eats more memory and more cpu utilization. my server configuration: 8 vcpu amd 16gb Memory i increased java heap size up to ...
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RabbitMQ memory alarms set and unset until disk space alarm set and unset until crash

We have a RabbitMQ server that runs correctly for a while until it starts setting and unsetting memory alarms back and forth : 380 =INFO REPORT==== 25-Oct-2021::17:46:33 === 381 ...
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Sudo Error When Resizing Azure VS Disk

I upgraded my disk size from 30G to 2048G. Now I need to resize it from OS and am following this article. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/expand-disks The problem is ...
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Why did I suddenly gain 300GB on my server

I've been working on my server all day, doing various things. I know, unquestioningly (found the evidence by scrolling up in one of my terminal sessions) that I had about 900GB of space 4 hours ago. ...
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Cannot determine what is taking up space on Ubuntu lv [duplicate]

As you can see here my root volume on / shows full via df -h. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 0 16G 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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Clarification on understanding Linux disk usage with df and how tmpfs should be assessed

I have searched serverfault, SO and other sites but could not find a clear answer. I have done some reading on the basics of Linux storage and filesystems, but I'm still unclear about how to solve my ...
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How many reserved blocks are needed to avoid ext4 filesystem fragmentation?

On a typical ext4 filesystem, 5% of blocks can only be allocated by privileged processes. According to the manpage of tune2fs: Reserving some number of filesystem blocks for use by privileged ...
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where is my hdd space

I am new to linux and installed Centos with default configuration without applying any custom settings, while I have 512 GB SSD drive but on gnome it shows only 75 gb, when I tried to run fdisk ...
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btrfs - data usage in <ERROR> with inappropriate ioctl for device

I'm attempting to trace down what's using some of the space on my btrfs filesystem. There is a large difference between btrfs fi du -s / and btrfs fi usage / and the difference seems to be in the <...
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Windows Server 2012 C:\Windows\Installer occupying more than 200 GB

As the title says, I've been having a problem with a production WS 2012 R2 whose C:\Windows\Installer folder takes more than the 85% of the disk space. I tried the solution commented here: Is it safe ...
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Apparent Negative free disk space and FreeBSD 12

Just curious as to what's happening here. This is just a non-prod VM that I have at home. Curious as to what leads to the 'negative' available diskspace. This is FreeBSD 12 running under VMWare ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install no disk space on / and unable to extend

I have fresh Ubuntu 20.04 with 50GB disk size installed using defaults. Now I don't have any space left on /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv. df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 new fresh LVM on 5TiB shows just 4.1 TiB space

On a fresh installed Ubuntu 20.04 I attached second disk with size of 5 TiB. I used following commands to create LVM. Disk /dev/sdb: 5 TiB, 5497558138880 bytes, 10737418240 sectors Disk model: Virtual ...
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Does vCenter/VMWare have a tool/command that shows Actual Usage (Written Data) within thick Provisioned Storage in a DataStore

I am very familiar with our storage footprints. All our storage is thin provisioned (is there any Enterprise Array these days that does not use thin provisioning. Don't think so). And of course see ...
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Best and simple way to prevent automatic backups filling all disk space in Linux, before it actually happens

Which do you think is the best and most simple way to prevent automatic backups filling all disk space in Linux, before it actually happens? I would like to automatically recycle the oldest ones when ...
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df shows low disk space. It includes a directory which uses mount --bind for chroot sftp

I've setup a chroot environment for sftp access (sftp only, no shell). The sftp user needs rw access to a host directory. I mounted it via /etc/fstab /var/www/html /home/sftp-user/jail/html none ...
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How to increase available disk space in thinly provisioned VM?

I created a thinly provisioned CentOS VM on an ESXi instance. To use nice numbers, let's say I configured a max disk space of 500 GB. After installing the OS and booting, when I open File Manager and ...
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Not enough space in /var/cache/apt/archives/

Debian 10 desktop with persistence root@debian:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /dev tmpfs 767M 19M 749M 3% /run /dev/...
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Resizing VM's size having only boot partition

I've to increase my KVM guest's partition, I followed steps as explained in the accepted answer here. For step 3, there's a link mentioned in the accepted answer comment section (tried to paste it ...
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Expanding synology virtual machine disk - disk space not recognized

I've created a Virtual Machine in Synology Disk Station Manager (an ubuntu server) with a specific amount of storage space in a virtual disk, but I have depleted it. Went to Synology Disk Station / ...
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MySQL Ubuntu doesn't start anymore after disk storage was full

MySQL Version: Ver 8.0.22-0ubuntu0.20.04.2 for Linux on x86_64 ((Ubuntu)) Today I encountered that my MySQL stopped running, all my websites are offline. When I try to run manually I get the following ...
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Do PHP session files normally count towards disk usage on shared hosting?

Do PHP session files normally count towards disk usage on shared hosting? The title is pretty much the question. The files are outside of my home directory, so I can't delete them. They include some ...
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Best way to archive journald logs in a space-efficient way?

It has been established that journald logs are huge. On this specific system, the logs grow about 3GB per week. For audit purposes I would like to preserve system logs for a longer time than what can ...
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How to extend disk space in the current partition (with cmdlets)

I have my current partition disk space (found at /dev/mapper/cl-root) set at 50Go on my CentOS server. I want to extend the current disk space (to become 500Go) used in a neat way with commands. How ...
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How much disk space is required to install KVM hypervisor on a CentOS machine?

I want to install KVM on my CentOS machine. But the main partition size of my CentOS is about 50GB with only 15GB available. My question is should i extend the main partition in order to install KVM ? ...
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HDFS. How to free 1 particular disk

I have cluster with 3 servers. 2 of them have 2 TB disks and another one have 500 Gb SSD. I am trying to use balancer, but I still get 70% of usage on 2TB disks and 99% on 500Gb due to non-dfs files. ...
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Windows 2019: can't figure out why my drive is full

On a Windows 2019 Server the drive D: is 100% full (500 Gb used): I'm trying to understand why the disk is full but I can't because both File Explorer and Total Commander reports no more than 33 Gb ...
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Artifactory disk space usage much higher than reported repository size

Our artifactory installation has 500GB data disk allocated to it. Yesterday it ran out of space and went about cleaning up old artifacts (something I thought was being done automatically but it wasn'...
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PowerShell script to report free disk space on servers

I am required to get reports about free disk space on our exchange servers. I found this link : https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/PowerShell-Script-Sample-f7164554 But I am unable to ...
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Balancing Docker images between SSD and HDD

I have a Docker installation inside a VM, which has access to 64 GiB SSD and 1 TiB HDD, these live on RAID controllers outside the VM. Now I'd like to keep images that are used by active containers on ...
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Soft quota on GPT partition

I have a GPT partition on Windows Server which is shared over the network and works with RAID controller. I want it to be extended automatically when it reaches it's limit and users are adding files ...
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Check XFS project quota on NFS client

I am implementing project quotas on a file server (Centos 7.8.2003) that has data volumne formatted using XFS. File access to this server will occur using NFS. I know how to check user quotas on the ...
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increase the space in var partition on Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)

I'm running docker containers on my machine which puts it all in /var/. DF shows that /var/ is 6.9G and no free space. The Linux system is running under VMWare and I've given the server extra 100 GB'...
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Can I remove docker aufs files?

One of our hosts is being clogged by lots of docker junk. I'm cleaning dangling images and volumes regularly, but recently I've noticed it doesn't help that much, and the reason was a load of aufs-...
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What is filling my /var/log/messages (db-k450-hd2-1 IngrianActivity)?

My /var/log/messages is getting full with the following logs and can't figure out what is writing the logs. Any help would be much appreciated. Jun 13 00:12:28 db-k450-hd2-2 IngrianActivity: [2020-06-...
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