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Old 09-03-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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dev/sda1 100% full


I have a problem with my disk, it is full as you can see
[root@moodle ~]# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 64380356 63125180 0 100% /
none 3116000 0 3116000 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb1 282015652 179367500 88322592 68% /opt
// 1465122816 585728000 879394816 40% /mnt/CI_BACKUPS

i already use the command
[root@moodle /]# du -sh * 5.3M bin
17M boot
168K dev
59M etc
0 forcefsk
4.4M home
8.0K initrd
199M lib
16K lost+found
16K media
8.0K misc
160G mnt
171G opt
du: `proc/27382/task': No such file or directory
du: `proc/27382/fd': No such file or directory
du: `proc/28980': No such file or directory
du: `proc/28981': No such file or directory
du: `proc/28982': No such file or directory
du: `proc/28983': No such file or directory
du: `proc/28984': No such file or directory
900M proc
282M root
16M sbin
8.0K selinux
8.0K srv
0 sys
4.0M tmp
2.9G usr
4.5G var
and from here i can see the problem, but the fact is that my /dev/sda1 is saying that is full.
i have mysql and clamav instaled and because of this they don't work and people can acess the data in the pc.

i detect, when i try to put files in /var/spool that there is no space, but i tried to cut some files and paste again and give me the same error, i don't understand what is happening and where is the problem,can anyone give a help i'am new in this, this system was mounted by another person and he is unaviable.

thanks in advance
Old 09-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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$ yum clean packages
That will delete any updates that have been downloaded and cached. It might free up some space, it might not. It depends if there's any updates downloaded and cached or not. Running this won't do any harm, the updates can always been downloaded again, and in fact they might already have been installed but the packages are still in the cache.

Other than that, well you got to delete something haven't you. First thing to do is figure out exactly what's taking up all your space. Ignore the contents of /opt because that's on a desperate partition and the contents of /mnt because that's mounted from somewhere else.

ncdu ( is an excellent little tool for finding out what's using up your disk space, if you can find some space to download and compile it in

Other than that keep running 'du -sh *' in /var because that's the directory with the most in, then see what's the biggest directory in there, change in to that and run 'du -sh *' again and just keep looking around with that until you find something you can delete. But... don't delete anything unless you are 100% certain it's OK to do so. If in doubt, wait for whoever set it up to become available and have them fix it.


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