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Old 10-08-2003, 11:26 AM   #1
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extremely urgent help needed - disk space

hey guys.
this is how my system is setup (df -h):

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda9 6.9G 6.6G 0 100% /
/dev/hda7 92M 3.9M 83M 5% /boot
/dev/hda10 14G 1017M 13G 8% /usr
/dev/hda11 7.4G 582M 6.4G 9% /home

as you can see, no space left on root, and i cant get any work done. and some huuge files in the /var/log that was created (messages, syslog, kern.log). i really need to do some work right now (i cant open any man pages, or anything that requires /tmp), and cant spend much time modifying partitions. what atre the files i should be looking at deleting from the system safely?


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Old 10-08-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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Do you have logrotate? If so set it up. That will rotate the logs for you in /var/log. You could backup all the files/directories in /var/log. Then clear the files. This will free up some space.
Old 10-08-2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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First, please don't mark thread titles as urgent. Members come here to answer on their own free time and the service is free for everyone to ask or answer. If you mark your question urgent, it might be urgent to you but not to us and in no way helps speed up the response to your title. In some cases, some members find it rude and inconsiderate and might just skip over your thread because you stated it was urgent. Its kind of like when you write fragile on a box to mail, it only tempts the ones sending it to throw it harder or drop it more frequently.. trust me, I know people who work for UPS.

Anyways, clear out your tmp files in /tmp and setup logrotate like stated above. Also in alot of cases, you might want to consider creating /var and /tmp on their own partitions in the future. / filling up and having no space at times can prevent you from booting your OS at all....

Old 10-08-2003, 11:59 AM   #4
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aha - thanks to both of y'all , and no more "urgent" in the subjects from me now.
ill setupm logrotate and re-partition my drives again soon.

thanks again.


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