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Old 04-13-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
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Space in root get 100%

Hi All,

Need a help,

i'm running Jboss,Apache and Mysql in my machine and in jboss a war file get deployed and we are happily seeing the UI,No problem

Yesterday i face a problem. my root partition is of 9.9Gb and that alone get filled. But if i give the command " du -sh * " as a root user it shows the space utilization split-up,if i sum up the individual split-up the total comes around only 2.2G.

Then i look around /var/log/messages, there i found this message,

Apr 12 06:47:03 domU-12-31-39-00-C1-65 syslogd 1.4.1#18: restart.
Apr 12 07:05:07 domU-12-31-39-00-C1-65 -- MARK --
Apr 12 07:25:07 domU-12-31-39-00-C1-65 -- MARK --
Apr 12 07:45:07 domU-12-31-39-00-C1-65 -- MARK --

When i google this i got an info that kernel corrupted.But i don't think so,because i didn't do anything upto kernel level.

can u pl help me out.

Thanks in advance!
Old 04-13-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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do "df -hT" and post the result.

...and try your command as "du -sh /*" (as root)

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
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Result for df -hT

Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 ext3 9.9G 9.6G 0 100% /
tmpfs tmpfs 854M 0 854M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev tmpfs 854M 32K 854M 1% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 854M 0 854M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda2 ext3 147G 903M 139G 1% /mnt

Result for du -sh *

3.4M bin
4.0K boot
32K dev
12M etc
4.3M home
4.0K initrd
62M lib
16K lost+found
715M mnt
4.0K mysql
15M opt
0 proc
70M root
4.0M sbin
326M source
4.0K srv
0 sys
96K tmp
100K users
1.5G usr
61M var

Pl help me out.

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-13-2009, 02:53 AM   #4
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Boot from a livecd and use fsck to check the file system.
Old 04-29-2009, 03:29 AM   #5
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r there any hidden directories which are taking space ?

can u go to /
and then do a
# du -hs .

this will give complete usage including the hidden dirs (.XXX and files)


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