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Old 01-23-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
rytec
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Ubuntu LTS server 10.04.03 is filling disk space


My boot disk with 140Gb disk space is filling all it's disk space since last week.
I do not know what is happening but I noticed this because mysql server didn't start up so I could not read my mails.
Than after searching the internet I found an issue where diskspace is the problem and indeed here too.
Yesterday I have removed a lot of space which was possible and I also removed old GTUB's and I had 40Gb free space.
But now this morning again when I did the command df it showed me 100% use so nothing available.
Even after a reboot it still stays on 100% USE so somehow some files have been created?
How can I find the files or directory which is causing this?
 
Old 01-23-2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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Hi,

Run the following command to check which directories are using up all your space:
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du -h / | grep ^[0-9.]*G
Most likely something is generating a lot of log.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-24-2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help.

For me the trick was umount -a and then did the command #du -sh /*
This gave me an overview and I could see where the error was.
Somehow my external disk was not mounted anymore and the rsync command had made a local foldername on the boot disk where it copied the backup to.

So I have changed this backupscript and removed the folder on the boot disk.

regards,
 
Old 01-24-2012, 02:48 AM   #4
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Hi,

Glad you've found the problem and solution. Thanks for marking your thread solved. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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