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Old 07-31-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Enlarging folder size

Hi all,

I have had Debian Etch for over two years now and it works like a charm. However, recently I have been getting error messages indicating my /etc folder was full (which it is.) Is there any way I can expand the size of this folder? I have more than enough (35 gigs) of room.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-31-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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You would need to expand the size of the root partition and filesystem. Depending on which filesystem you're using, there are different commands.
Old 07-31-2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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Do a df -h to see what filesystems are mounted in your system.

If /var /tmp /usr or /home is not listed, then they are on the same filesystem as / or /etc.

Few things you can do here:

1. check /tmp and delete large temp files that may be present
2. check /var and see if any temp files or logs that are taking up too much space and delete them
3. think about moving /usr to its own slice
4. check home directories and delete things that aren't needed

hope this helps
Old 08-03-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I will give your advice a whirl tonight. I'll post the results.


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