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Ive just run out of memory on the /usr/local folder of my redhat linux install, /usr indicates there are 4.5 Gigs free but the usr/local folder only contains 80.8 megs so I am at a loss as to why usr/local also indicates there is 0 space available. I determined the space available by checking the properties of each folder. Can anyone point me in the right direction to understand how this is possible and how to reclaim the space I imagine exists but is inaccessible for some reason
/usr and /usr/local are two different partitions so used/free space in /usr does not have any bearing on used/free space in /usr/local. Since /usr/local contains several subdirectories at first glance 80MB used sounds a little light but I have know way of telling what you actually have installed.
Directories in /usr/local:
I was attempting to setup a backup which was writting to the usr/local folder before this happened I did run the backup a few times but expected it to simply overwrite the contents of the backup folder. I had since deleted the backup folder which of cours has not helped...