[CentOS] disk space issues...any help is greatly appreciated

Ray Leventhal centos at swhi.net
Wed Nov 26 15:17:11 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Ray Leventhal <centos at swhi.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Please pardon my newbie-ness on this issue....I've a / partition which is
>> full (quite suddenly, actually) and I'm not sure how to fix this.
>> I've searched for uneeded logs, etc in /var/log and /tmp to no avail. The
>> system is CentOS 5.2 and is not connected to the internet, serves as a local
>> LAN server running stock stuff...sendmail, dovecot, apache..nothing strange
>> or special going on.
>> I have additional HDDs available if growing the partition is in order (would
>> appreciate pointers to that, if applicable), but I'm really stumped as to
>> where the space is being eaten up.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> -Ray
>> <snip>
> Do a search for coredump file (i.e. run updatedb && locate core.*) -
> they can often fill up the HDD very quicly if something coredumps.

Thanks, Rudi...I hadn't thought of that.  The results, however, weren't 
overly helpful for this issue in this case.

I had about 11M of core dumps from March in the samba/cores directory

The big deal here is that the system is choking...any advice on finding 
what's making it choke and/or relieving the strain on / would be 

Again, my thanks,

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