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Old 11-22-2009, 03:32 AM   #1
Leseguenni
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Unhappy My drive is full, and I can't figure out why?


Hallo
This morning I got a message that the Editor couldn't save a file because there wasn't enough space.
My drive is about 40 gb. With the drive analyzer from the gnome menu, I figured out that my System used about 7 gb.
That was what I had guessed.
But when typing: df in the terminal. I got the message that over 97% are used. And that was after I had deleted some files so I can at least work.
What could use all that space?
Guenni
 
Old 11-22-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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Hello,

Can you do
Code:
du -ch /var
in a terminal to see if it's not in there that something is consuming your space? I've had a similar problem when some program was writing excessively to a log.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-22-2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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Hi
Thanks. It wasn't excessive logging. More like excessive archiving.
I have "backup-manager" installed. For whatever reason it decided to archive the home and etc folders everyday since Wednesday. Five archives of about 5 gb and five with over 200 mb definitely fill the space. :-)
Well, I deleted them, and hopefully taught the program some manners. So let's hope it'll behave.
thanks again, guenni
p.S.: I couldn't see the directory and archives during the analyzing with the tool. because permissions are set to 700.
 
Old 11-22-2009, 07:28 AM   #4
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Good-afternoon,

With baobab there is also an option to scan your filesystem. You wil get a diagram of your disk usage. There you should get an nice overview of which directory or file is occupying all your diskspace.
(i had the problem with my /tmp directory from the program image magic)

Yours kindly Roel
 
Old 11-22-2009, 07:44 AM   #5
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Sounds like you've solved the problem, but for reference, I've found ncdu a good way to examine disk space. Especially if you can't get an X session going for some reason. It can be downloaded from http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu but it's also in the Ubuntu repos.
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:02 AM   #6
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Sounds like you've solved the problem, but for reference, I've found ncdu a good way to examine disk space. Especially if you can't get an X session going for some reason. It can be downloaded from http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu but it's also in the Ubuntu repos.
Thanks for the tip. I just got it and love it!
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:17 AM   #7
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Good you got it solved and thanks for the feedback.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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