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

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High CPU load due to MySQL on Linux

I am facing an High CPU load due to MySQL process. I googled to get rid of this error but no luck. I found solutions on Google like its happening due to low disk space however on my machine the df -f ...
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How can I clone a directory structure with symbolic links (in-tact, also duplicated)?

We use Kiln for our source control; and back it up by copying the KilnRepositories folder to another (local) drive while the services are all stopped, and then on to a network drive afterwards (the ...
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Huge disk space usage but I can't find what [duplicate]

My Mac's disk is almost full. I've tried to delete files and checked out my /var/log but can't find any 'big' files. What can I do to clean up my Macbook's disk space or to find out what is so huge? ...
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Where is the used disk space if it is not in root

I recently discovered that I only had a very small amount of disk space left. I found that my logs were getting quite huge so I reconfigured logrotate. However, I still have some issues. Using df -h I ...
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VirtualBox guest OS reports higher than actual storage usage

I've been using VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run a guest OS of Ubuntu Server 13.04. Generally this has been used for local testing of MongoDB which claims to be out of space. The guest OS has been ...
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Adding a disk to an Amazon EC2 instance

I am using Amazon EC2 instance where I have low disk space [root@ip-10-59-143-73 ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvde1 5.7G 3.3G 2.3G 60% / none ...
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Ways of recovering a missing .bash_history due to a 100% full disk?

Two Putty sessions were opened to a Debian 6 Linux. Log-files led to a full disk. The bash history of the entire shell sessions is missing, and even beyond that (This may be due to a blocked ...
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Size of Linux VM XL local disk space

I want to create a Linux VM server but I don't know what is the default disk size when you create the new server.
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Why new Windows versions take so much space? [closed]

I have quite fresh Windows 8 installation now and Windows folder takes 20 GB. It was pretty much the same for Windows 7 and Vista. Why is that? I mean it's not like Windows uses many media files or ...
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VirtualBox: Windows 7 Image: Allocating more Hard DIsk Space [duplicate]

I've installed Windows 7 in Oracle VirtualBox. I would like to increase the hard disk size of the virtual disk image so that I can install Adobe Illustrator (Ai). Can I simply stretch the disk size ...
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Disk Management and Windows Explorer show different allocted sizes

I shrinked 50GB from my main bootcamp NTFS partition. After a reboot my windows explorer now shows that drive C's total size is 90GB, but the Disk Management tool in windows (and EaseUS Partition ...
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My 500GB external HDD is now only 150gb. What could have gone wrong?

Attempting to hand over my external HDD to a friend of mine for his use, I deleted all the files in my external HDD amount to freeing space close to 470GB. I did it all in my mac. For all I remember, ...
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“No space left on device” error in OpenWRT when there really is space

I ran into a problem with my application running on OpenWRT, where I write files to /tmp which is in RAM. Even though df reports that about 0% is used: root@OpenWrt:/tmp# df Filesystem ...
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total disk usage for a particular user

I would like to see the total disk usage for myself on a particular file system. I execute the command `du -h ~my_user_name` However, this lists every directory owned by my_user_name. I would like ...
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SanDisk USB drive - used space doesn't add up

I have a 32GB SanDisk USB drive (vfat partition type). It's as I received it - I haven't played around with the partitioning or added any encrypted sections or anything. The disk properties show that ...
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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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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 ...