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Old 07-12-2003, 02:22 PM   #1
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Disk Usage /var partition


I have a control panel running on my box, that keeps warning me my /var partitiion is at 94% usage. It says the partition is 251 mb, however I cant account for all that, when I do a du command in / it only shows my /var partition is 58MB

Anyone have any idea what is going on here? Any way I can find out what other partitions are using /var ?

I want to kill the guy who partitioned this server hehe
 
Old 07-12-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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What du command are you using? Try this as root:
du -hs /var

What about the output from:
df -h
 
Old 07-12-2003, 03:30 PM   #3
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du -hs /var
54M /var

df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6 372M 99M 254M 28% /
/dev/hda1 45M 14M 29M 31% /boot
/dev/hda5 24G 6.3G 17G 27% /home
/dev/hda2 9.6G 4.8G 4.3G 53% /usr
/dev/hda7 251M 206M 31M 87% /var

Shows the same thing my CP does, however I still dont know where all that stuff is :[
 
Old 07-12-2003, 03:39 PM   #4
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Try running fsck:
cd /
umount /var
fsck /var
badblocks -s /dev/hdxY

replace x and Y with the valuse for your /var partition (you can get it from /etc/fstab)
 
Old 07-13-2003, 01:40 PM   #5
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What exactly does that do?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 02:30 PM   #6
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edit: nm, umount works

Is there any command to see what other partitions are using /var ?

Last edited by Hamma; 07-13-2003 at 02:37 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 03:08 PM   #7
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You should be able to type mount by itself to show all mounted filesystems.

or cat /etc/mtab


Sometimes those log files can get large... also might check and see if you are running a ftp in /var/ftp/pub which is the default public folder for ftps...
 
Old 07-13-2003, 03:12 PM   #8
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Its really strange, I know its not log files, because they would not delete themselves.

When I restarted my server just now all of a sudden i have 174MB available.
 
  


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