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Old 05-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Brad Rogers
 
Default Disk Space Issues

On Mon, 9 May 2011 04:40:56 -0400
Daniel Linux <darjona.linux@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Daniel,

> Yes, I need generic steps. After running df -h I know what
> filesystem is almost full. What should I do?

Your question is still too vague to give sensible answers to. Some
options;

1) Buy a new computer.

2) Buy a new hard drive.

3) Buy more RAM.

4) Read
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LinuxQuestions_org/How_To_Ask_a_Question

5) Delete some files.

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:12 AM
Lisi
 
Default Disk Space Issues

On Monday 09 May 2011 07:58:22 Michiel Piscaer wrote:
> With # du -h --max-depth=1 you can find what directory is taking all of
> the space. Next is take the right action, by emtying / deleting the
> file, or moving the directory to an new disk.

Thanks, Michiel. I had correctly selected the largest directory - but
incorrectly managed ot find out its size. I now know that the external HDD
that I had bought is not big enough, so won't bother to try moving onto
it. ;-(

Now, if I had asked....

Lisi




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Old 05-09-2011, 09:23 AM
Stan Hoeppner
 
Default Disk Space Issues

On 5/9/2011 1:58 AM, Michiel Piscaer wrote:

Op 9-5-2011 10:48, Daniel Linux schreef:



Yes, I need generic steps. After running df -h I know what
filesystem is almost full. What should I do?

du -h /fullfilesystem is a good start, possibly with --max-depth
to limit the output.



With # du -h --max-depth=1 you can find what directory is taking all of
the space. Next is take the right action, by emtying / deleting the
file, or moving the directory to an new disk.


The first step should be to identify all files that are known to
compress w/ a decent ratio:


1. Text (logs)
2. HTML
3. etc

A/V files typically don't compress well. Many binaries don't compress
well. Depending on the primary use of the machine in question it may
have a lot of disk space eaten by highly compressible files. If so,
compress those files.


If the files taking up much of the space are infrequently used, move
them to a D2D backup server, CD/DVD, or to tape. If they will never be
used again (large temp files) simply delete them.


The answer the professor is looking for is not the action you end up
taking, but the logic process you use to figure out what you should
do--i.e. what steps you take, and how thorough they are, in determining
the best course of action.


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