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

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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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What commands produce the Free and Available results in Ubuntu System Monitor File Systems tab?

Ubuntu 9.10 System Monitor (gnome-system-monitor) tab File Systems has several columns labeled: Device, Directory, Type, Total, Free, Available, Used. What command line commands would produce the Free ...
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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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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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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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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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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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HDD Free Space is Inconsistent

I suspect something strange about my disk usage. I had 9GB of free space on my primary partition and then after two days suddenly I had 16GB free. I had not since installed, deleted, or downloaded ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop Google Chrome hoarding previous update versions?

I use Google Chrome on a Windows 7 tablet with limited SSD space, which fills up quickly. One irritating cause of lost disk space that I've established is, Google Chrome not only auto-updates ...
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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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Monitoring disk space

I am looking for an app like WinDirStat or SpaceMonger for Windows, preferably command line. I want to set up a script to run regularly whcih will generate a report similar to what you see in ...
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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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Windows 8 disk space usage vs Windows 7

The official Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit) disk space requirements are the same as Windows 7: 20 GB. In actual practice, how does Win8's disk space usage compare to Win7's? Specifically, how does disk ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lost disk space in Windows 7, cannot find the missing

My hard drive is complaining it is low on disk space, but a strange thing seems to be happening: Explorer reports 10Gb of available space (on a 120 Gb hard disk), chkdsk in the command prompt does the ...
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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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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.
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Get Python to raise MemoryError instead of eating all my disk space

If I run a Python program with a memory leak, I would normally expect the program to eventually die with MemoryError. But instead, what happens is that all the virtual memory is used until my disk ...
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the effect of large number of files on disk space in unix filesystems

If I have a text file in Unix that contains N-many independent entries (e.g. records about employees, where each employee has a separate record), is it expected that this file will take up less space ...
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Is there a way to check big directories on HD

Currently on my C drive I have this weird situation and I can't get what file / files / directory is filling the HD space up as I have nothing installed on C that could get that high space maybe a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Session.log filling hard drive

Here's a goofy problem. On my Ubuntu computer the session.log and session.log.old files have been continually filling up the hard drive. I've got a 80gb partition for the OS and these logs have ...
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Linux filesystem; difference in calculating size using df & du

When I run df it shows the root device is full. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9.9G 9.4G 0 100% / I looked at the inode usage and there is pretty ...
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Free Space not shown in partiton even after extending it through gparted

I have a Ubuntu machine running 12.04 LTS on it. I had a very small "/" partition at the beginning, say of 16 GB. Now i added a 50 GB to it which i split from another partition and added to the "/". ...
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320gig hard disk, only 299 shown after installing windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size? I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 1410 without OS. In the BIOS, it shows 320 GB of hard disk space. After ...
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Why am I missing space on my hard drive in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size? I have an HP Pavilion DM4 with a 750 GB hard drive. A few days ago, I installed Windows 8 on it, so I am ...
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Is it possible to stop the color of the 'remaining disk-space bar' from changing to red when there isn't a lot of space remaining in Win7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the disk space left warning in Windows 7? For example, if on drive C:, which has total space of 465 GB, I have something like 50 GB of space remaining, the ...
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Why do we need multiple passes to erase data securely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is using multiple passes for wiping a disk really necessary? I read some answers on a question that said that : After deleting some data from a hard disk - Doing ...
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Can I change the path and directory of the “hiberfil.sys” on Windows 8 due to reduce my C:\ disk usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7? I have a SSD with 32GB and a HDD with 500GB on my notebook and after 3 months using Windows 8 it startd to ...
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which OS requires minimum disk space to install? [closed]

which OS requires minimum disk space (it should have a basic desktop) ? The latest ubuntu requires 5gb https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/powerpc/memory-disk-requirements.html while ...