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Monitoring LVM Thin Pool with lvs -a regularly using Zabbix (or any other method)

For my OpenStack setup, I'm using LVM as Cinder Block storage backend. I've created a cinder-volumes vg for Thin Provisioning. Now, I want to monitor how much that vg is used (not seperate disks in ...
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Shrink/Reduce disk size on a Linux RAID 1 server

i am looking for a way to clone my HDD to SSD without loosing data or the Linux system itself. The problem is the size of current HDD is 1TB and the SSD we got have 480GB, so i can't clone directly ...
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Managing Orphaned .avhdx Files in Hyper-V with PowerShell

I'm managing a Hyper-V environment and looking to clean up my hard drive to free up space. Specifically, I want to delete orphaned .avhdx files and possibly move some to external storage. I prefer ...
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df reports zfs used space as 128K, not the actual used space

I have a ZFS mirror pool in my Proxmox instance. I am trying to get it to mount to an LXC container read-only (preferably not giving full filesystem access) so I can have Homepage detect the used and ...
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VMWare - Lower the size of a disk

We need to lower the size of a VM disk, we have 2 disk in the Virtual Hardware of that virtual machine, one of them is 8TB but at the end, only 600gb is used. Current configuration: If we tried to ...
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Windows Server: not enough space on disk (yet still plenty of free space even in the error message itself)

I've got a fileserver running Windows Server and I'm using the storage pool technology to create volumes where I store the files. I tried to move some files from one of the volumes to another but I ...
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Podman using all disk space

I am running AlmaLinux 9 (RHEL 9 clone), and am new to podman. I have been running my first and only container for a month, and today my disk is full: df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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proxmox image import creates an 50GB disk regardless of image size

If I import a disk image for vm 101 from a raw image, it will create an 50GB disk image: # qm importdisk 101 disk.img local-zfs importing disk '446-jenkinsmite.img' to VM 101 ... transferred 0.0 B of ...
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/dev/vda1 is consuming too much space - no space left on device

I am facing a problem during a web service deployment. The web service runs in a docker container and the first couple of times it started and worked properly. Last time during the load of the image I ...
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umount a bind source won't work, and device out of space

I think I may have shot myself in the foot. Long ago I tried to backup a old linux machine to a nas using the mount bind command: mount --bind / /mnt/src tar -C /mnt/src -c . > /mnt/backup_to_nas/...
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rsync: No space left on device (28)... with a lot of free space

I need to make a copy of 200GB in a 500GB external SSD disk to a 2TB NVMe M2 SSD, which has more than 1TB free. All my other disks and partitions have lots of GBs of free space, too (well, except for ...
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Windows Server 2016: Users dir taking over C: drive due to high load. Can I set a default location for new and current user AppData on another drive?

I'm working with a virtual Windows Server 2016 that's C: drive is filling up due to a high number of Users (over 2,000). The server acts as a Citrix host, which is leading to AppData dirs averaging ...
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Discrepancy in file usage after rsync

I copied files from an exFAT filesystem to an ext4 filesystem: sudo rsync -avz /media/user/1TB-SD-EX/ -e ssh example.com:/data/pc/sd1tb After successful run I check source and destination size with ...
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MSA volume is more used than the StoreEasy disk

I meet a problem on connection between MSA - Proliant servers. The volume has been created on MSA in raid 6: https://i.sstatic.net/6lUIY.png https://i.sstatic.net/u1LP7.png https://i.sstatic.net/lq3FW....
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deleted files doesn't free up space on nfs volume

I would like to hear your suggestion on why space is not released after files deletion. Jira application uses nfs volume as shared jira home. 12 gb indexes snapshot is created per hour (oldest one is ...
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What's the Difference between xvda15 and root on AWS ubuntu?

So I ran df -hT on my AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance to check the disk storage. I get the following response: Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root ext4 7.6G 7.0G 671M 92%...
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How to diagnose out of space errors?

Twice I've noticed out of space errors in my php app and both times I've received the error "No space left on device while writing config" when attempting to login via ssh to troubleshoot ...
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df -h --total command showing wrong total disk size

I have 512GB attached to my linux centos 7.9 server I'm trying to know how much total disk size used from overall disk size from inside the server I tried to use df -h --total command to show the ...
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Ubuntu server: after upgrading to 22.04 LTS my disk space decreased from 54% to 30%. How can I free up some space?

I recently upgraded an old VM from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and 22.04. Before the update, I had ~50GB of free space, now I have 24GB. I already run apt autoremove, I purged unused kernel files and ...
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Issue adding space from /home to /var with ext4 fs debian 11

My /var is full on 9.1GB and I need to increase space to 100GB from /home that has 1.4TB. When I run fdisk it keeps giving me the same default amount of space (9.1GB). Is the another way of adding ...
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Windows Update Cleanup - Disk Cleanup via script/command prompt

We've noticed that when running Disk Cleanup utility manually on a windows server 2019 that 'Windows Update Cleanup' takes up a substantial amount of space. Is there away to clean this up via a ...
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How to get Dovecot quota status to message correctly?

I have a testing VM running Ubuntu with postfix, dovecot and a couple of users set up using Roundcube to send mail locally via SMTP. If I set the Dovecot quota of User A to 20K and then send about 18K ...
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Linux: 1 TB HDD showing 7 TB partition!

I replaced a 1 TB HDD (which holds a single EXT4 partition with lots of hardlinks to backup files/directories also inside this partition. It has also a bunch of regular files/directories) with a 2 TB ...
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How to merge in Dovecot extra fields from system accounts to passwd-file format?

I'm running an Ubuntu mail server with Dovecot 2.2.33 and am using system accounts: passdb { driver = pam I have about 100 mail users. I would like to impose per-user storage quotas, but the ...
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VirtualBox wont allow choose "dynamically allocated" hard disk file on creation dialog

I need to create a "dynamically allocated" hard disk file on virtual box but on creation dialog there is no option to it, there is only "Pre-allocated Full size" and "Split ...
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Linux: How to find - without du or find - the largest or fastest-growing file or directory on a disk?

Every so often one or other of our servers will announce that it's at 90% disk capacity, and we go to run some variant of 'du' on it, to drill down and find what's so big or what's growing quickly, ...
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partition sizing recommendations for VM with 100GB disk running docker/nomad type workloads

My understanding is from a security perspective, it's best to put things on separate partitions and use lvm groups. In doing so, how might you decide to allocate sizes for things like /var /opt, et al....
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ZFS size discrepency between 2 very similar configurations

I have 20X sata 12TB disks in a file server with a Broadcom/LSI MegaRAID SAS39xx raid controller. It’s running ubuntu. For an performance experiment, I created two storage pools: -A single hardware ...
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How to resize kvm vm host

KVM Host Environment:- # cat /etc/issue Welcome to openSUSE 13.2 "Harlequin" - Kernel \r (\l). # /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 --version QEMU emulator version 2.1.3 With the below commands i ...
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folder size not corresponding to files inside

I have a problem! My server (Centos OS WHM) is out of space. Browse directories and naturally the biggest directory is /home/userfolder/. Using the du -sch * command, I can check the size 99GB. [home]#...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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