root is full

Will Prater lists-wp at
Wed Feb 18 17:36:30 PST 2004

Thanks all for the abundance of replys. Looks like you all had the same 

Before I got your emails I found out the problem. I had another 
partition for backups mounted on the root level. I had forgot to add an 
entry to /etc/fstab. Things were running fine for weeks, however, there 
was a crash and when it came back online the /backup existed on the 


On Feb 18, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

> On Feb 18, 2004, at 9:00 PM, Will Prater wrote:
>> My root partition is full, but I cannot figure out how it got filled 
>> so fast the last security check claimed there to be 5% of capacity 
>> and now its at 108%. Where else can I check to see what is filling 
>> the root partition?
> Try
> 	cd /
> 	du -sk *
> Dw


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