[CentOS] claiming unsused space back

Mon Jul 31 13:28:49 UTC 2017
Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com>

I realize this is wandering off-topic but, if you have found Debian commands, you're doing better than me.  What are they?  Also, are you allowing dd to totally fill the partition (what I have found on the web as a recommendation)?  If so, is the OS surviving acceptably?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Miguel González" <miguel_3_gonzalez at yahoo.es>
To: "centos" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:11:33 AM
Subject: [CentOS] claiming unsused space back


 I´m running a CentOS server in a VPS. Backups of the VPS take quite
much space if I don´t claim unused space.

 Currently I´m using dd if=/dev/zero of=/mytempfile and remove that file
to claim that unused space. Any automatic way of doing a similar thing
in CentOS? I have googled for it but I have only found Debian commands.

 Thanks in advance!

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