File system full

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Oct 18 01:48:03 UTC 2006

On 2006-10-18 07:53, "Office of CEO- rithy4u.NET" <root at> wrote:
> Dear All,
> My firewall server was running out of space on / partition I
> have try to reboot/fsck and delete all unneccessary files
> inside / but I still get 12 MB of free space with total 495 MB
> worth of that partition. Any ideas?

First of all, try to track down where all the space has gone, by
using `df' and `du' with the -x option.  For example, you can get
a good idea of which places in your root filesystem are the top-10
users of space with:

    # cd /
    # du -xm . | sort -nr | head -10

If this doesn't show up a lot of stuff, then there's probably a
rogue process which has opened a file and then removed it, so
it's not directly visible by traversing the tree with `du', but
you can still look for it with:

    # fstat -f / | sort -k +8

After you get this sort of information, we can make more informed
suggestions about the best way to move forward :)

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