[K12OSN] Drive Filling Up

Timothy Legge timlegge at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 00:47:35 UTC 2008

>  Kemp, Levi wrote:
>  This is hopefully a really easy question. When I installed K12LTSP6 I left
> everything default, including the LVM. After learning how to resize LV's so
> that I can have space for another drive(I wanted to test Edubuntu, and
> K12LTSP 5EL) I find that on my 140GB drive(5 36GB SAS RAID) I only have 24GB
> left. I'm only using the server for terminals so what can I do to hunt down
> the source of all this used space? Home directories are on a different
> server, even though local ones are being made for local settings. Over 500
> different people have logged into the Server, could that be a problem?
> Thanks for the help.
>  Here's a receipe I use to find disk hogs.  Apply repeatedly from the top
> ("/") down.  At each level it will show the largest disk usage.  You should
> quickly be able to tell where your disk space has gone.
>  du -s /* | sort -nr | head

Other than home, the only thing that should grow on a system is /var
and /tmp.  /tmp is unlikely the culprit look at /var/cache for yum or
apt repositories from all those updates and if you use backup software
like amanda and have an occasional failure look under /var/tmp...


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