Recommended hard drive diet? [Resolved, sorta]
jared.buck at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 19:08:41 UTC 2006
Wow, that's great :-d Glad you got some space freed up.
On 12/18/06, David Armour <d.f.armour at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > > 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?
> > 2006-04-21_15.14.00.588810.workhorse2.ful
> > 2006-04-22_00.00.02.999397.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-04-23_00.00.02.663896.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-04-24_00.00.02.308743.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-04-25_00.00.11.886279.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-04-26_00.00.05.449434.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-04-27_00.00.03.134969.workhorse2.inc
> > ...
> > 2006-12-10_00.00.12.872727.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-12-11_00.00.12.252552.workhorse2.ful
> > 2006-12-12_00.00.14.201826.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-12-13_00.00.11.748152.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-12-14_00.00.10.465844.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-12-15_00.00.12.046713.workhorse2.inc
> > 2006-12-17_00.00.11.441749.workhorse2.inc
> ... in other words, a few months' worth of backups of /home
> that home user, simple backup, or some on-board cron routine
> had obligingly made and I'd promptly forgotten, never mind
> transferred to cd, until I saw the listing in /var/backup.
> As an admittedly lame defense, the /var/backup subdirectory
> was cleverly disguised and hidden behind a wall of permis-
> sions, and didn't display its contents until I'd chown'd &
> chmod'd it into submission, and sent its precious cargo in
> to the ether.
> But I also now have 20-plus gigs of manoeuvering room back
> in my grubby little hands, and a general and welcome reduc-
> tion of my anxiety levels.
> I'd like to thank Brian Fahrlander, Gary Knight, Clive
> Menzies, Trevor Nye, Cameron Hutchison, and Eberhard Roloff
> for assorted suggestions and encouragement.
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