Recommended hard drive diet?

David Armour d.f.armour at
Mon Dec 18 07:13:12 UTC 2006

hello Cameron

Thanks for your reply. 
> David Armour wrote:
> >sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /   ...produces:      
> >26G     /var
> >sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /var
> >26G     /var/backup
> >... something doesn't seem to add up, and I'm wondering what I should 
> >look for?
> That seems to add up, roughly. Whats in your /var/backup directory that
> you can delete?
This is one of those experiences where I wonder if I could register for legally
blind? And here's what's in there (heavily snipped!):


... so I'm supposing pretty much all of it. And I'm also supposing that I only
began noticing it when the size of the automated backups started to snowball in
size? In fact, I may not have noticed it in ti...

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