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Old 05-27-2003, 02:55 PM   #1
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running out of space on /usr


I am new to linux administration . And i have to manage this server.

Ok now i started my administration with this command.

df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 2.9G 161M 2.5G 6% /
/dev/sda2 61M 8.6M 49M 15% /boot
/dev/sda3 23G 16G 6.2G 71% /home
none 250M 0 250M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda7 1.9G 33M 1.8G 2% /tmp
/dev/sda9 3.0G 2.8G 59M 98% /usr
/dev/sda6 1.9G 471M 1.3G 26% /var
//sarin/users 41G 22G 19G 54% /mnt/sarin

This is the state of my server.

Any ideas to recover from it. And it is redhat 7.2.(2.4.7-10). Actually i got rid of somethings like games. tmp etc.

Or any ideas if i format and install. I mean what i have to back up and all.

Any help would be great.

Old 05-27-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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I think you don't have to reinstall. You can use parted to resize / partition (/dev/sda8) and use the space to make /usr bigger.
Old 05-27-2003, 03:08 PM   #3
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Your / and tmp partitoins are fairly small you could take some space from them. You may also want to take a look at where the space is being taken up.
1) cd /usr
2) du -h | less

This shouold show you which folders hav ethe most space consumtion - you may also have programs that you don't user take a look at your installed programs:
rpm -qa | less


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