[K12OSN] Drive Filling Up

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Wed Jan 9 18:19:45 UTC 2008

I may look into that. Is that something that could be setup on the K12
server itself?


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From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Steven Santos
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 12:07 PM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Drive Filling Up

Shared cache is not a good idea IMHO.  Catching proxy server would be a
better solution.


Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
Email: Steven at SimplyCircus.com
 Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
       Newton, MA 02462
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kemp, Levi [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of Kemp, 
> Levi
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 11:54 AM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Drive Filling Up
> I appreciate everyone's help on this issue. I've got it down to about 
> 25MB per user now. Better, and I can work with that. Things that seem 
> to be working are, having the gallery and templates for 
> open/staroffice in one place. And reducing the cache size in Firefox. 
> Which does work by changing the settings and transfering the .Mozilla 
> folder to users and /etc/skel/. The other thing I'm trying is changing

> the location of the cache to a single folder for all users, to see if 
> I can get Firefox to "share" the cache for all users. I have absolutly

> know idea if that will work that way or not, but it will help me to 
> clear it weekly if need be.
> Does anyone have any insite on that idea? Would it be possible, 
> considering students use the same sites so often, have the images 
> downloaded once then shared across the clients would seem to save on 
> bandwidth, but again I'm no expert in LTSP.
> Side note, teachers and students seem to like StarOffice better, I 
> still can't tell a difference except for the save/open window but that

> just me.
> Levi Kemp
> Technology Specialist
> Bolivar R-1 Schools
> 417-328-8943
> lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
> "The only secure computer is one that's unplugged, locked in a safe, 
> and buried 20 feet under the ground in a secret location...
> and I'm not even too sure about that one"  
> 		--Dennis Hughes, FBI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com on behalf of Timothy Legge
> Sent: Mon 1/7/2008 6:47 PM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Drive Filling Up
> >  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
> > 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...
> Tim
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