My home partition is getting filled up by something.
Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
2131798 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/erkendelses teori og met
2053049 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/erkendelses teori og met
2046993 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/Philosophy of Mind
933925 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/Philosophy of science
Well a quick look indicates that 2/3 of your /home is occupied by rdiff-backups. Dunno what they are doing there under /home. I refuse to use Madrake (and derivatives), so I can't offer a reason - I'd suggest you go to the Mandriva forum here on LQ and ask there.
Personally I'd delete the lot, and try and figure out how it's being run - probably cron.
Edit: - sorry prozac, missed you while I was typing (slowly )
Possibly - dYz ???.
You have rdiff-backup running, which is a tool to automate incremental backups. So all your files under /home/mads/Backups are probably duplicates of some files you have stored at any other place. Does this make sense to you? Any idea where you might have activated the backups?
To check if a rdiff-backup process is started periodically you should check the crontab tables. Type "crontab -e" as users "mads" and "root" and see, if the crontab tables show something that reminds of rdiff-backup. To leave the crontab tables which are opened in vim editor and to get back to the command prompt type ":q!".
1) set browsers to clear cache on exit. Then, use your file manager to view the hidden files in your /home. Go to .opera, .mozilla, .konqueror, or whatever other browser you use and manually clear the cache.
2) if using kde or gnome, go into those directories (.kde and .gnome) and look for a cache to clear out.
3) if you see a .thumbnails folder, go into it and clear that out as well.