Find Large files or How to free up space.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 25, 2006
So, I want to find large files, and free up space on my Fedora 4 Box.
I know this is a broad, general question, but pointers would be nice. Should I use "find" or should is use "du"?
Thoughts, scripts, help pleases.
Deleting Files WILL NOT free up disk space!
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 1, 2010
anyone else here done much with photorec? A while back I used it to retrieve some pictures from my camera's SD card, and it loaded nearly 3GB of files into directories in my Documents folder. It worked great and everything, but then when I deleted the folders via a gksudo nautlius window, it didn't actually free up any disk space!
I don't have a huge linux partition, so losing 3 GB is a big deal for me. Is there some way I can get it back? Rebooting did nothing, and the files aren't just hidden...
I'm using 9.10 Karmic
How to free up space on a Linux Red Hat Server running Kerio Mail Server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 4, 2008
Good morning and hello,
I'm posting this blog in hopes to remedie a problem I'm having with Linux Red Hat and running Kerio Mail Server 6.5.2 on it.
In the past week, our mail server is running alot slower (sending and receiving) email.
My question is this. I'm new to the Luinx world and was wondering if there is some type of cached memory or a swap file that needs to be deleted on the server.
Afer running the command on the server Df-h, I get the following information.
Size Used Avail Used
266G 87G 166G 35% /
/dev/sda2 99M 99M 0 100% /boot
none 1013M 0 1013M 0% /dev/shm
As you can see, the boot drive is full @ 100%. I'm assuming once the drive is full, its starts to cache to another drive or volume??
Is there some type of log / temp file that needs deleted on the server.
Please help! .. than
Home is full, but can't find large files?
- date: April 4, 2013
I'm running Ubuntu 12.04LTS with Amahi. I'm having a problem I can't figure out how to resolve and hoping to get some help here... My /home partition is reporting that it's full. It's got 327GB of space, 311GB is used, and it's saying about 4kb is available. Keep in mind, yesterday I had about 89% free on that partition. So I went to this article for help in finding the files that are growing out of control, but every command I run tells me that there is no large files. If I can't find the problem files, I can't free up any space... Here are the results of my analysis:
:~$ df -Th | grep -v "fs" | sort
/dev/sda2 ext4 42G 8.9G 31G 23% /
/dev/sda4 ext4 327G 311G 4.0K 100% /home
/dev/sda6 ext4 1.5T 1.2T 177G 88% /var/hda/drives/BigData
/dev/sdb1 fuseblk 932G 737G 195G 80% /var/hda/drives/internal_1
/dev/sdc1 ext4 917G 850G 21G 98% /var/hda/drives/internal_3
using grep to find large files
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 23, 2010
Ages back, I seem to remember someone advising a poster to use grep to check for large files that might be lurking on their computer (the hard drive was full when it shouldn't have been). I can not find the post anymore with the correct command. How would I use grep to search for files over 1 gig?
script to find large files
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 1, 2006
I had a script that ran daily from cron and would give me a list of large files. Now unfortunately, I can't find it. Does someone have a script that would accomplish this task?
Thanks in Advance!
[SOLVED] /boot almost full, any way to free up space?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 16, 2011
I have a RHEL server and it's /boot only has 7MB free space on it, 122MB total size. Below is what's in the folder. Is there anything i should do to clean it up?
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51676 Feb 1 2011 config-2.6.9-100.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51301 Feb 1 2011 config-2.6.9-100.ELsmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51676 May 27 18:54 config-2.6.9-101.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51301 May 27 19:03 config-2.6.9-101.ELsmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50338 Feb 16 2007 config-2.6.9-42.0.10.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50337 Sep 25 2006 config-2.6.9-42.0.3.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50432 Jun 12 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.2.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50057 Jun 12 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50432 Aug 23 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.6.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50057 Aug 23 2007 config-2.6.9-55.0.6.ELsmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50428 Apr 20 2007 config-2.6.9-55.EL
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50053 Apr 20 2007 config-2.6.9-55.ELsmp
ipod doesn't free up space
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 20, 2012
i have found out that deleting songs from ipod doesn't free up space. I am using FC17 and gtkpod 2.1.2.
I was looking for a .Trash directory from the mount point, but can`t found it.
gtkpod doesn`t have a trash folder.
any ideas you guys!
thanks in advance
Unable to find large files in Linux using “du h”
location: linuxexchange.com - date: July 25, 2013
I have a hadoop cluster running out of space recently. I try to clean some logs to get some disk space. I run the command df -h, it shows:
/dev/sda1 22G 20G 1.9G 92% /
/dev/sda3 1.8T 747G 960G 44% /data/1
/dev/sdb1 1.8T 755G 986G 44% /data/2
/dev/sdc1 1.8T 754G 987G 44% /data/3
/dev/sdd1 1.8T 745G 996G 43% /data/4
The HDFS is under the dir /data which is fine. But the root dir / has little space left. So I used the tool ncdu which can calculate rapidly the disk usage of dir, it shows:
2.9TiB [##########] /data
1.5GiB [ ] /home
800.9MiB [ ] /usr
716.3MiB [ ] /var
349.1MiB [ ] /lib
293.8MiB [ ] /opt
There is no large directory. I also tried the command such as du -a | sort -n -r | head, still unable to find this invisible dir or file. Does anyone know some other way to find out where the problem is?
How to free up RAM space?
- date: April 24, 2012
The normal thing is... when you close the aplications they must immediately free space on the ram. Isn't that true? But it seems it is not happening in my computer...
:~$ free -tom
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 3962 3869 93 0 53 375
Swap: 5884 24 5860
Total: 9847 3893 5953
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