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Re: Upgrade Problem




On Fri 04 Jan 2019 at 17:13:44 (+0000), Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
> On sex, 04 jan 2019, David Wright wrote:
> > On Fri 04 Jan 2019 at 16:52:45 (+0000), Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
> > > And in this case, the problem is easy to solve:
> > >   rm /path/to/some/large/files/*
> > 
> > Wrong again. The free space on /home is sufficient to hold 10 copies
> > of the entire / filesystem. And you presuppose that these large files
> > exist, for which the OP has currently shown no evidence.
> 
> The used disk space must be somewhere. But you're right, there is
> another possibility: lots of small files that together occupy a lot of
> space.

There's at least one other scenario that it would be worth eliminating
by checking that this equation is true (allowing for filesystem overheads):

  # du -shx
        +
  $ df's Available
        ≃
 partition's size.

This checks whether the mountpoints for /var and so on had files in
them before the partitions were mounted. These files would consume
filespace but not be detected by du.

Cheers,
David.