determining the space used in / partition
zszalbot at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 22:23:31 PDT 2007
> > Through df I realized my / partiotion is out of space:
> > Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> > /dev/ad0s1a 198126 196070 -13794 108% /
> > devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev
> > /dev/ad0s1e 44511308 4217762 36732642 10% /usr
> > /dev/ad0s1d 30462636 3210580 24815046 11% /var
> > devfs 1 1 0 100% /var/named/dev
> > /dev/da0s1c 75685352 34308200 35322324 49% /mnt/usbck
> > How can I determine what occupies the space in it? That is, it is not
> > big as you can see. So I issued:
> > du -hs /
> > but it was taking ages (I am not sure but maybe du -hs counts all
> > directories on the HD?
> > Anyway, I do not really know where to look what has eaten the / space.
> > Were it for /usr or /var, it would be obvious to me where to look for
> > information.
> > Many thanks!
> I don't see you have defined a /tmp partition. Perhaps /tmp is taking up
> all the space. Try:
> du -h /tmp
> and see how much /tmp is taking up.
du -hs /tmp
du -hs /
One thing that comes to my mind. Each Sunday I have a script which
makes a full dump of the HD to a back-up USB drive. Last weekend
someone cleaining the computer room, must have accidentally powered
off the USB drive. As a result, the dump has not been completed
because the USB drive was not mounted at that time. I use cron for
this task. Does it matter could have caused this?
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