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

Joost Waversveld joost at waversveld.nl
Wed Nov 26 15:22:56 UTC 2008


You can find where the data is through the following command:

du -h --max-depth=1

Start in the root (/) and follow the trail.


Best regards,

Joost Waversveld

Ray Leventhal wrote:
> 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 
> appreciated.
> Again, my thanks,
> -Ray
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