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

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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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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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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 ...
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Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
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How to see whats taking up space on your hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Visualize files and directories Im thinking of switching to one of the macbook pro retinas with a 256gb ssd, im making the move from a 512gb hd, which at the moment is ...
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Windows Disk Cleanup: “Compress old files” option

Should I check "compress old files" option while performing disk cleanup on Windows XP? What are the pros and cons? Likewise, there is another option in Local Disk Properties window: "Compress drive ...
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What free space thresholds/limits are advisable for 640 GB and 2 TB hard disk drives with ZEVO ZFS on OS X?

Assuming that free space advice for ZEVO will not differ from advice for other modern implementations of ZFS … Question Please, what percentages or amounts of free space are advisable for hard disk ...
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Recover disk space used by Windows installer

Updating to Windows 8 Pro on my PC consumed an additional 20 Gb or so and I'd like them back. How do I recover the space used by the installer / updater?
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What's the best audio format available when I want to convert my files?

I'm a music lover. I have lot of songs stored on my laptop, but the problem is I'm running out of space on my hard disk, because of the different audio formats which occupy lots of space. Now I want ...
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How do I find out how much space a Metro App consumes in Windows 8?

For someone who is short on storage space (like on a Macbook Air -128 GB - Dual partition), each app counts towards storage. And what is the easiest way to find out?
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Why do different unit parameters for `du` give conflicting results?

I get this output when checking the total amount of space I'm using on my Walkman. david@Milton:/media$ du -b --max-depth=0 WALKMAN/ 14823290693 WALKMAN/ david@Milton:/media$ du -k --max-depth=0 ...
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What are some tips on reducing the disk space used by Windows 7?

Does anyone have any tips on reducing the space used by Windows 7? So far I've got: Empty Recycle Bin Run Disk Cleanup Wizard Use 'Programs & Features' control panel to uninstall unneeded ...
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Is it ok and how do I remove Windows Update installation files?

Whenever Windows updates, it sometimes/most times downloads installation files, and then uses those files to install the update onto the OS (correct me if I'm wrong on this assumption). What I want ...
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Why can't I extend the C: drive on Vista? Because I have Free Space to its right instead of Unallocated Space

Okay this is annoying! I have a C: drive that is the primary partition (bootable) that I would like to extend. In order to do that it seems like I need to have Unallocated Space to the right of the ...
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Get list of all installed software in each Virtual Machine

To manage my all virtual machines, I have purchased VMWare infrastructure but one thing I need eagerly is having: status of machine, a list of installed software and disk usage for each virtual ...
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How Much Space Do Empty Files Consume?

Windows reports both, empty files and folders, as taking up 0 bytes. Surely it takes something to store the file name, attributes, date [created/modified/accessed] etc. How is this weighted?
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Free Duplicate mp3 finder

Sometime back I had used a duplicate file finder for mp3 by analyzing the content.Unfortunately it was not free and the shareware had a lot of limitations. Are there any freeware/OSS ones to detect ...
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Why did defragmenting C drive increase my free disk space by 10 GB?

I used Defraggler to defragment free space on my 100 GB C:\ drive which was 85 GB full. After defragmentation, the drive showed only 75 GB full. How did 10 GB  of free space ...
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Get extra hard drive space from Windows 7

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (dual-boot) on my laptop. For some reasons I want some more space in my Ubuntu partition. I have installed gParted in Ubuntu. Now is it recommended to get this ...
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My C drive is 20GB large and almost full, how do I regain space?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my PC. The C drive has a capacity of 20 GB and I have only a few applications installed. Still, the drive shows as being almost full up to its capacity and keeps ...
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What happens if wget runs out of disk space?

I'm about to run wget to mirror a large website for offline viewing. I'm worried the site might be too large for my hard drive and my download getting screwed up. Is there any way for me to figure out ...
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Windows 7 sees 100% free space

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it worked well. But I realized that I needed Windows 7 Professional. I installed the new edition. Then I tried to defragment my HDD (I use Ashampoo Winoptimizer 7), ...