an awful problem, disc space is disappearing
graham_gingecat at ntlworld.com
Wed Sep 20 09:50:16 UTC 2006
Gabriel M Dragffy wrote:
> This morning my root partition was 6gb large and had 49% free space.
> This evening I was trying to install the game supertux and found there
> was no disc space. I'm using a simple desktop installation. I have
> apache and proftp installed and running but a firewall blocks remote
> connections to them. Something just ate about 3gb in one day and I
> didn't do anything to warrant that. Furthermore only yesterday I had the
> same problem but I put it down to a power failure, I ended up deleting
> all my LVs, my PV, VG and the partition and restoring. How do I find
> out where my 3GB went? And then find what took it and why?
I've had similar experiences in another distro. The problem seemed to
be due to temp files created when I had a lot of files open with Open
Office. A good place to start looking will be any /temp or /tmp folders
A program I have found useful is fsv which gives a graphical
representation of the contents of your system and will indicate if any
folders have grown suspiciously large.
Hope this helps.
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. - H. L.
Mencken (1880 - 1956)
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