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Old 08-09-2006, 02:21 AM   #1
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My home partition is getting filled up by something.


HI all.

I got a big problem, my home partition is getting filled up, and i have no idea what it is that is filling it up. But everytime i log in, it is at least 30 mb smaller then the last time.

I don't know what to do or what to look fore.

I'm using suse 10.1 w/ kde 3,5.4

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Old 08-09-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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Try
Code:
du -x /home | sort -nr | less
 
Old 08-09-2006, 04:52 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply. But it didn't help, it made a "udev" at about 250 mb. And that's it.

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Old 08-09-2006, 04:57 AM   #4
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No it didn't - that merely produced a (reverse) sorted list of what's eating your space under /home.
Run it again (it won't use any disk space), and post the first 15 (say) lines.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:11 AM   #5
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there are:

11412205 /home
11412128 /home/mads
7358591 /home/mads/Backups
7356698 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data
7343644 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments
3196830 /home/mads/Documents
2131798 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/erkendelses teori og met
afysik
2053049 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/erkendelses teori og met
afysik/extra tekster
2046993 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/Philosophy of Mind
1485266 /home/mads/Documents/Musik
933925 /home/mads/Backups/rdiff-backup-data/increments/Philosophy of science
660934 /home/mads/tmp
619837 /home/mads/tmp/iso'er
616650 /home/mads/Documents/Podcasts


thanks for the help!

Last edited by dYz; 08-09-2006 at 05:15 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:29 AM   #6
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is he using rsync?
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:29 AM   #7
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could he be using rsync?

sorry; didn't meant to post twice.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:34 AM   #8
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Well a quick look indicates that 2/3 of your /home is occupied by rdiff-backups. Dunno what they are doing there under /home. I refuse to use Madrake (and derivatives), so I can't offer a reason - I'd suggest you go to the Mandriva forum here on LQ and ask there.

Personally I'd delete the lot, and try and figure out how it's being run - probably cron.

Edit: - sorry prozac, missed you while I was typing (slowly )
Possibly - dYz ???.

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Old 08-09-2006, 05:41 AM   #9
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i don't know what rsync is, so I can't say if i do. But i don't think so.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:47 AM   #10
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In that case you're not - check with the Mandriva folks; shouldn't be too hard to rectify.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:53 AM   #11
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You have rdiff-backup running, which is a tool to automate incremental backups. So all your files under /home/mads/Backups are probably duplicates of some files you have stored at any other place. Does this make sense to you? Any idea where you might have activated the backups?
To check if a rdiff-backup process is started periodically you should check the crontab tables. Type "crontab -e" as users "mads" and "root" and see, if the crontab tables show something that reminds of rdiff-backup. To leave the crontab tables which are opened in vim editor and to get back to the command prompt type ":q!".
 
Old 08-09-2006, 06:05 AM   #12
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I have tried some backup apps a while ago, so I guess that one of them are the source for the problem.

It says that the crontab are empty both for mads (normal user) and as root.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 08:28 AM   #13
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Other things to do in your /home directory:

1) set browsers to clear cache on exit. Then, use your file manager to view the hidden files in your /home. Go to .opera, .mozilla, .konqueror, or whatever other browser you use and manually clear the cache.

2) if using kde or gnome, go into those directories (.kde and .gnome) and look for a cache to clear out.

3) if you see a .thumbnails folder, go into it and clear that out as well.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 09:06 AM   #14
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Thanks guys. It worked I found out I had rdiff-backup installed, and after I uninstalled it everything works. And I got the space back after deleting the files.

So I just wanted to say thanks to all you guys who helped me. THANK YOU!

best regards
dYz
 
Old 08-09-2006, 09:44 AM   #15
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Other solution:

Launch konqueror, in the menu, choose file size view. You will see what takes size.
 
  


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