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Re: Upgrade Problem




David Wright wrote:
> 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.

  very good points i hadn't considered.

  i do know it happens.

  thanks for the reminder.  :)


  songbird