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Old 09-02-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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shrinking disk space ...

Big problem: my disk space seems to be shrinking fast ...
Linux starts complaining about it.

I installed Mandrake 10.0, and use it as a server.
Postgresql, Apache 2 and Tomcat have their data directories
set to a second disk, so there can't be the problem.

I could save some space for now by cleaning up some compiled sources
that were still in the local/src directory and not needed anymore,
but soon the problem will be back.

What is linux doing behind my back with my disc space ?
How can I
1) clean it up
2) prevent that linux keeps consuming more and more space
just by running ?
Old 09-02-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
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To clean it up.. remove stuff you don't use (packages, source code), old logfiles as well.

Last edited by serz; 09-02-2004 at 01:32 PM.
Old 09-02-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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but if you understood well, that won't solve the problem.
the linux pc is used as a server,
I don't work on the desctop,
and the programs that use disc space have their own disc.

why is linux taking up more and more disc space,
and how can I prevent it ...
the question remains.


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