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Old 12-16-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
sixmoney
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cannot free space using mv !???


I found that my / was full. This between the other things does not allow to log in from desktop.
So I decided to move a 30GB I had in my home to another disk on the same machine.
I went for:
$ mv BIGDIR /mnt/other_disk_mount_point

than after some time I checked for free space:
df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 578G 556G 0 100% /

files actually moved as I checked. But this free space (te 30GB you can see in the df output) are not considered as available...

before the df output was like
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 578G 578G 0 100% /


What can be done?
 
Old 12-16-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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May be the files still open so just check whether is there any files open from root partition using "lsof"
 
Old 12-17-2009, 04:38 AM   #3
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I even rebooted and still the same hard drive occupation is shown.
 
  


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