"/" full

Zheng-Da Tan tzdlist at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 12:40:44 CDT 2010

cd /
du -sm *

This will tell you the disk usage of each directory under /, and you
can then track down which directory is filling up.


On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM, Dimitri Yioulos
<dyioulos at firstbhph.com> wrote:
> All,
> A colleague at a very small company has CentOS 5.x
> running on a R200.  The other day, he tried to
> add a new user, but got an error.  His pptpd VPN
> also stopped working.  The long-and-short of it
> is that "/" (in its own partition) on his system
> is 100% full.  I've been helping him look for a
> solution to the problem:  we've looked at files
> and file sizes for (a) culprit(s), checked
> available inodes, and a few other things and, of
> course, googled for a solution.  We've come up
> empty.
> At this point, we don't want to add more space to
> the partition.  Can anyone suggest any other
> things we can try?
> Many thanks.
> Dimitri
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