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How can I safely increase size of sda2 with sda

First of all, I am a total rookie when the topic is server, I can do small things on it but often bump into things that I can't manage. My current problem is regarding space in the server, which I don'...
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How to solve quota issue in VPS?

I am new to VPS and customer server management. I have bought a VPS and installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. am I am trying to install ISPConfig 3. So I was following this guide by them: https://www....
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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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Monitoring AWS EC2 instances using Azure Monitor

I have some AWS EC2 instances of Windows. I want to monitor the disk spaces of all drives using Azure Monitor. Is this possible to monitor AWS instances using Azure Monitor? If yes, then let me know ...
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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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export only “wai” result in dstat

I would like to export only "wai" result in dstat command: [root@gtw2-au ~]# dstat -c 1 2 ----total-usage---- usr sys idl wai stl 0 0 78 21 0 Desired output: 21
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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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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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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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