[BlueOnyx:11106] Re: help in losing space

Chuck Tetlow chuck at tetlow.net
Sat Aug 4 22:52:19 PET 2012


Get into the command line as root.  Go to the root / directory and use 'du -hs *'.  That will list all the directories under the root / directory and their size.

Disregard /var, /tmp, and /home - since they're on separate partitions.  The rest all added together will compromise that 1.8Gig shown in use for the root / directory's partition.

Now, you've got to figure out what's eating up that space - and if you can delete any of it to free up space.  That's a hard one.  If you don't have a bunch of files in /root or something 'non-system' like that - its going to be hard to free up space safely.

But I've also go to mention - you've got a pretty small installation space to work with!  I usually won't set up less than 4 or 5 Gig for the root partition.  The default for BlueOnyx is 6Gig.  So your 1.9Gig is a tiny amount of space for the operating system, all programs in /usr, all configurations in /etc, and everything else (besides /var, /tmp, /home).  You just didn't allow sufficient space for that root / partition on the hard drive.


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Carlos Quinones" <cquinones at playero.net> 
To: <blueonyx at mail.blueonyx.it> 
Sent: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 11:12:11 -0700 
Subject: [BlueOnyx:11104]  help in  losing space

> Hi need help my server does not let me do any updates or install program because don’t have no space.
> root at ns1 usr]# df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/md1              1.9G  1.8G   31M  99% /
> /dev/md2              1.9G  291M  1.5G  16% /var
> /dev/md5              1.9G   33M  1.8G   2% /tmp
> /dev/md6               67G  165M   64G   1% /home
> none                  760M     0 760M   0% /dev/shm
> I have no space in /dev/md1 is there a way that I can fix this problem really need help on this thank you
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