The amount of computer storage space on devices, such as hard drive, floppy or USB flash drive.

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lost space on the HDD after reinstalling windows

I have a 200 Gbs HDD with vista and I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 over it, but I found that it erased all the partitions and data and showed the file system as 198 GBs, so I tried to reinstall the ...
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How can I check which part of my linux system uses the most disk space?

I'm having a ubuntu server that is running out of disk space(36GB out of 37GB). I used several methods to check the disk usage, but sounds like the result is quite vague to me. I used following ...
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Backup bootable USB flash in Mac OS X

I have a bootable USB. It runs Linux. The size of USB pen is 8Gb, and linux partitions take less than 200Mb. $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Why would differential backups take less space than full or incremental backups?

According to this article from Microsoft Differential backups require even less disk, tape, or network drive space than incremental backups. Backup time is faster than full or incremental backups. ...
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C:\System Volume Information is taking up 60 GB

I decided to do some spring cleaning on my laptop, and used a disk analyzer to free up some space on my C drive. I've managed to go from about 13 to about 33 GB of space, but I noticed that I was only ...
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Can I use cp to backup and restore Linux

On the same physical machine, the partitions of / and /home are both not large enough. I cannot extend the two partitions directly, since they are the last two partitions. I deleted the two partitions ...
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Multiple hard drive installation

My motherboard has 4 SATA ports. I have 16 Seagate Barracuda hard drives (3 TB each). If it is possible, how do I install these hard drives in my computer?
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size of the disk is more than the size of the files on the disk

I am using windows 7. my c: drive capacity is 75 gb. where the Os is located. The size of the files on the disk is only 50 gb including hidden files. But used space of c drive shows 60Gb. Where the ...
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du which counts number of files/directories rather than size

I am trying to clean up a hard drive which has all kinds of crap on it accumulated over the years. du has helped reduce disk usage, but the whole thing is still unwieldily not due to the total size, ...
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Loop through folder with higher space usage in shell? [duplicate]

I would like to create an script where give me a report of which folders have the higher usage space and keep doing that until there's no folder anymore. Today I do this manually, with: sudo du -h ...
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Win 8 after BSOD huge amount of diskspace is missing

Recently got a BSOD on my PC without a reason (in Win8 it looks much funnier :)), after that I've notised that around 10gb on system partition space is missing. I've checked and cleaned memory dumps, ...
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Unable to create folder/file on root in spite of free space

Since some time I am unable to create file/folder on root. I always log in as root and was able to work properly. My experience is as follows: # pwd /root # mkdir xcxcx mkdir: cannot create ...
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*nix shellscript: Get disk usage on multiple OSs

I am trying to get the usage-percentage for a given disk in a system. The program I have to write will be a bash shell script. The script has to work on Debian, Arch, and Mac OS X. My current ...
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714Gig HD partition shows 652Gig full - only 285Gigs used - NOT DUPLICATE [duplicate]

PLEASE HELP - but this is NOT A DUPLICATE question - please don't mark it as such before reading it. Several people marked last posting that way - clearly didn't read it. Yes, I have read through ...
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Add/Remove programs interface not accurate?

I installed dBpoweramp long time ago but it's only now that I noticed it's using 16GB of space (or as the Win7 Add/Remove programs interface says so). I checked the installation folder of dBpoweramp ...
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750Gig Hard Drive shows full with only 315Gigs used

I have a Win7 laptop with a 750Gig C: drive. It came partitioned with 714Gig usable from manufacturer. I installed programs, music files, etc up to 285 gigs. As of a few weeks ago it showed 285 ...
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Why make a partition at all for mdadm/raid?

i have 4 disks, sd[a,b,f,g] of various sizes that I want to 'merge' together. I am using mdadm to achieve this. my question is, what's the difference between -- mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...
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Not enough disk space when doing a SOAP request on mac osx

I'm on Mac osx, I'm sending a SOAP request and the response is: There is not enough space on the disk. <s:Envelope xmlns:s="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"> <s:Body> ...
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HDD went full while screen recording

I was using CamStudio 2.7, while all af a sudden I got a message from vista stating that my drive is full. I checked my drive and indeed there were only 30MB left(from ~7GB which were before the ...
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155 GB in c drive used up. 50 GB used in minutes. Windows 7

My laptop has Windows 7 home premium. OS is installed on C drive. The C drive has some 155 GB but currently only 1.17 GB is free. I deleted contents of my download folder and moved the contents from ...
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What if I checked the box “Compress this drive to save disk space” on an SSD?

I was wondering how it would effect an SSD if this was checked: I was just curious whether it would save my SSD disk space?
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Why is the folder size (in properties) different from the total file/folder sizes in the folder?

Here's my problem I'm trying to do a cleanup of my hard drive, and I'm constantly seeing this scenario: (1) Aggregate folder size: I check the folder size viewing properties right clicking the ...
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Ubuntu Free Disk Space dwindles to zero until reboot

I have a ubuntu server with smbd ftp and a http server. For some reason the freedisk space will go from 2 gb down to 0 bytes as time goes on (usually a couple of days). However once i reboot, the disk ...
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Lost hard drive space after clone

I'm running XP and just cloned the current hard drive to a new SSD. After cloning my new SSD is exactly the same size as the drive I cloned from (80GB) - not 128GB as it should be. I assumed there ...
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Will switching my driver to my installed memory make my watching streams smoother [closed]

I have an Acer aspire x3810 that has 2% free space in ACER(c:),(3.32GB), and has 87% free space in DATA(D:).122.55GB. Will moving files and programs to this other storage help my gaming and watching ...
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Get disk/partition size in batch file

How to get total size of a disk or partition(a USB hard drive with 1 NTFS partition) in a batch file? I would rather not go for logic that go over files recursively(the ones with for /f) since it's a ...
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What is using up this space in Linux?

Here's my output of df -h: [root@box root]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 1.8T 231G 1.5T 14% / /dev/sda3 ...
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Shrink VDI disk

I have vdi file for a disk of 40GB. The vdi file itself is 36GB. I made some room in the disk and was able to resize the partition of the disk to 20GB, leaving an unpartitionned space of 20GB. I ...
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HTML/web-app equivalent to WinDirStat?

WinDirStat and equivalent programs will scan a disk or directory, and produce a graphical report of what's using the disk space (Screenshot). Is there any equivalent program which can run on the ...
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Space ending in rootfs

My problem is that I think in a couple of days there will be no space free in rootfs. Is is possible somehow to 'clear' rootfs from unnecessary files? What should I look for? Rootfs is mounted into ...
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Monitoring linux free disk space

I am looking for a solution that will monitor several linux (maybe windows) hosts on a given network, gathers free space, CPU usage, etc... "counters" and "publishes" this to a central location which ...
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Missing disk space on SSD despite no paging file or hibernate.sys

I've been completely unable to find an answer as to why my SSD is missing ~20GB of space that doesn't include decreasing the size of the paging file, disabling hibernation or extending the volume in ...
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Weird Disk space usage Ubuntu 10.04

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server. For the past couple weeks, or as long as I can remember my disk space was going down by about 1 kb per minute (I assume from the massive logs). However all of a sudden ...
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How to make dual boot by getting free space from Windows XP Primary Drive

I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB I want to get 100 GB from C: ...
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Mac Lion OS X - I deleted files, but the disk free space is not increased

I had on Mac Lion OS X just 0.5GB of free space, so I deleted like 15 GB movies => OS X wanted to confirm this operation by filling out the password => I did it and the files were deleted. I checked ...
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How can I use my unallocated space after using 4 partitions already?

I have windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot and i have 300 GB unallocated space in my HDD but whe i try to create a new partition it tells me that i have reached the maximum number of partitions(in both ...
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Disk Space Monitoring

I'm looking for a simple way of getting an email alert whenever the diskspace of a server gets above X % or has less than X Mb free. I don't need anything too special, I don't need graphs or ...
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Free Disk Space running low over night (Win 7)

I noticed the last days that I got mysterious warnings on low disk space and I can't determine what occupies my free space. So last night I had 5GB of free space and this morning I'm down to 800MB. ...
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Disk Used Space Anamoly viz Actual Space Used by Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - mysteriously missing free HDD space I just got my Laptop and was transferring the content from my Previous Laptop. My Current Laptop has about 326 GB in C:. ...
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SSD appears to be full, it isn't (Windows 7, NTFS)

I installed windows 7 Pro x64 on a 128 GB Adata SX300 SSD yesterday (clean install after full format, SSD is brand new) and installed a bunch of programs and all available updates from windows update. ...
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dd /dev/sda to img on drive

If I run: sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=~/image.img bs=1M Will the image.img (which is located on /dev/sda1) be continuously copied onto itself? As it gets bigger from data, will that additional data be ...
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When /usr is at 100% usage, what can I clean up? [closed]

Our web server is showing 100% usage for our /usr partition. I've cleaned the logs, which cleared almost nothing. What else can I remove?
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Why is enterprise hard drive capacity so limited? [closed]

I am a (Java) developer currently working in Investment Banking and I have always wondered why it is so difficult to increase the capacity of mapped drives on the *nix servers we run our applications ...
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How to find out the top space-consuming directories or files?

My disk is running out of space: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda7 803G 715G 48G 95% /home I'd like to go through the whole home directory and find ...
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More methods of freeing up space on my C drive

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8 and the installer told me I need at least 16 Gb of free space on the C partition. I've already used most of the common tricks of freeing up space on C ...
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How do I extend logical partitions?

I have 500GB of Harddisk space. Following is the structure Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT ...
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free disk space disappeared on SSD

Today my disk got full. It was surprising, because I've been running the same automated script for a few months, with plenty of space, and no issues. I don't understand where it's gone. du reports ...
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Why does Microsoft Office installation allocate 1.5GB disk space even if I don't select any of its products?

Each product require 20-200MB disk space. But the installation requires a ~1.5GB base disk space regardless of what you install. What does it use that 1.5GB disk space for?
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My SSD doesn't have enough space to upgrade to windows 8

I am trying to update my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 and am having problems with the space on my C: drive. I have two drives in my computer, one 64 GB SSD (my C:) which has my windows 7 on it and a 1 ...
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How to check allocation unit size on a hard drive on Ubuntu 12.04

How can I check on Ubuntu 12.04 allocation unit size on my hard drives? Is there any simple way (as a terminal command), I've been searching for this info in Disk Utility, but couldn't find it.