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How can I mount /usr on another partition but use a folder called /usr on that partition instead of using / as /usr?

Somewhat along the lines of this question, How to mount multiple directories on the same partition? but my situation is different. I have a 2 small partitions that I'm using for two variants of ...
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“df -h” unable to show the command output on a Linux System

I was trying to check the amount of hard drive by typing df -h Its showing me below status since long time. svn_manager@fileserver:~$ df -h ^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^Z^Z^Z^X^X^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C I have ...
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How can I know the total size taken by specific kind of files in my hard drive?

Like the title says I would like to know if there's a command that can tell me how much storage are the .jpg files (for example). Something like if I do find / -iname "*.jpg" which can add the size of ...
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Way to instantly fill up/use up lots of disk space?

On a Linux VM I would like to TEST the NAGIOS monitoring more deeply than just switching off the VM or disconnecting the virtual NIC; I would like to test or "enforce a disk space alarm" through ...
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Disk I/O and load average peaks once every hour

We have updated our server from Debian Wheezy to Jessie and from php5.6 to php7.0, but now we have a disk I/O and load average peak exactly every hour. The exact time depends on the system start time. ...
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Get only the size of a mounted filesystem

I want to get only the total size of a mounted filesystem. But the catch is that I only know about the mount point. So, I thought of using the df command. To get the size of this mounted filesystem, ...
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how to get /log fS usage in two remote servers

how to trigger mail with below format by getting df -h /log fS usage server1 | server 2 75% | 50% Below are step how i check FS usage manually login to putty ssh server1 give the ...
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Migrate by disk usage

How to migrate home directories all of users which have disk usage greater than 1MB to mounted disk /home2. New directories can look like /home2/login. I have mounted disk i need to know only how to ...
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awk + how to perform OR in awk

by the following command I capture available size from df echo "$DF" | awk '$NF == "/var" { print $(NF-2) }' how to set the syntax if I want to set NF == "/var" or NF == "/" because I ...
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Can lower swappiness speed up wake-up from hibernate?

Does anyone use swap? what is your swapiness value? Mine are 60 $ cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness I use hibernation. It worked but slow to load when wake-up.. If I tune swappiness from 60 to 10. Does ...
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Can't find 8GB data in FreeBSD [closed]

I can't find 8GB data in FreeBSD. I use df -h and see this: /dev/da1s1a 19G 16G 1.4G 92% / devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev zzdata/jail 341G 22G ...
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Different output of du and df [duplicate]

Ok, here's the issue which is totally confusing to me: df -h Dateisystem Größe Benut Verf Ben% Eingehängt auf /dev/sda2 3,8G 1,5G 2,2G 41% / /dev/sda1 122M 13M ...
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How does `du` count blocks used

I'm curious to understand how du counts blocks used in a file. Scenario dd bs=1 seek=2GiB if=/dev/null of=big 0+0 records in 0+0 records out 0 bytes (0 B) copied, 2.3324e-05 s, 0.0 kB/s ls -lh big -...
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No more disk space, nothing eating my disk. Why?

I had 100% of disk use on /dev/xvda1 Which is the system partition, so I decided to mount /var/lib On another partition /dev/xvdf since docker files under /var/lib were eating much space. ...
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CentOS 7: RAID 1 high I/O wait

I am running CentOS 7, with RAID 1 (md) on the hard drives. I have the partitions set as shown below. md0 -> root (sda1, sdb1) md2 -> swap (sda2, sdb2) md3 -> misc (sda3, sdb3) on md3, I ...
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No space left on device- on Amazon EC2 instance Ubuntu

I just expanded my storage space on Amazon EC2, after I ran out of volume. However, even after doing so, I receive an error message as follows: ubuntu@ip-172-31-30-27:~/walt/bin$ LC_ALL=C sort -k 1,...
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How does ext4 decide number of blocks of a file?

I'm playing with stat command which basically shows the inode information. Though I'm showing the information of a small file (146 characters), it shows 8 blocks. I was wondering why is that? Since ...
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du --exclude directories - is this possible?

How to calculate disk usage of a file tree but excluding directories. I'd like to have something like: du --exclude type d I use rsync to mirror/backup part of my home dir and I want to double ...
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extend Disk space

i want extend my disk space : #df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev tmpfs 403M 17M 387M 4% /run /dev/sda1 19G 18G ...
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RHEL 7 Install - Main partition taking up entire allotted space + other problems

I hope this is the proper place to ask RHEL questions, I have already asked on the RHEL discussions area and have not gotten any replies after a week of posting. I am having a few problems in setting ...
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“No space left on device” when trying to copy small folder to an external drive with alot of free space

I have an Hitachi XL1000 1TB external drive. It shows around 300GB of free space, either via the file explorer properties or via df command. But I get an "Error creating directory: No space left on ...
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Why does baobab estimate my usage as less than half compared to du or pan_quota? [duplicate]

On a panfs filesystem: pan_quota says I'm using 8.67 GB. du -hcsx says I'm using 8.1 GB. baobab says I'm using 3.3 GB. This is for my home directory, with a 8 GB soft and 10 GB hard quota. What ...
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what occupy space at overlayfs

I have a linux with a read only root filesystem and a read-write overlayfs mounted over it: # mount overlayfs on / type overlayfs (rw,relatime,lowerdir=/root_ro/,upperdir=/root_rw/) ... The ...
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Why does df show negative available space?

Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ada0p2 1G 624M 302M 67% / devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev /dev/ada0p4 503M 20k 463M 0% ...
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Disk busy 101% all the time

I have an OpenNMS Linux server which is having poor disk performance. The machine is a EC2 inside a VPC. atop shows: iotop shows: How do I reduce the IO numbers and bring down the disk ...
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reserve disk space before copying files

I would like to reserve (or is the keyword "claim"?) some amount of disk space before an rsync occurs so other programs will believe a disk has less space (because after the rsync, the disk will have ...
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Setting a disk space quota on a samba share residing on an ZFS pool

I have several samba shares, one of which is used for storing some backups. I want to set a disk space quota on said share, as the ZFS volume the share resides on is huge and multi-purpose... I don't ...
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Ignore unmounted file systems

I've got two devices on my LAN: a Raspbian jessie and an Ubuntu 14.04. The latter has some nfs shared folders, which are available from Raspbian at startup, set up in its /etc/fstab file as: 192.168....
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ZFS groupused value not current

On my Solaris 11 box I have a zfs pool (z) that uses 100G group quotas on each user in /org/users folder. One user had reached their quota and cleaned up their data. The df output, that had previously ...
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How to move empty disc space between partitions

I want to move an empty disc space from one partition to another. Is this possible? In the below image, I have free space under /local (/dev/sda3). I want to allocate this space to / which is on /dev/...
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I need to activate quotas on my centOS 7 machine

Okay. I'm very new at this so it might be an easy one for many of you. I have a virtual machine installed with centOS 7. I want to activate quotas for a specific user using the / partition. How can I ...
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du access failures

I ran du on a particular machine and two instances of failure: Since I ran as superuser I do understand how I can get denied. Second problem was with the proc tree: I kind of get the gist of why ...
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Disk usage for a mounted drive shows up completely between the host and a container

When comparing the disk usage for a mounted harddrive the usage is completely different when compared between the host and the container. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on the host and in the lxc container....
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Problems with crontab du to curl

I am trying to send the output of a treesize command to my webserver for further processing. This is not going well, I guess mainly because I am very new to Linux/Debian7 :). Hope you can help me. ...
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Does LVM eats my disk space or does df lie?

Please look at the output below: bob ~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 5,7G 4,0K 5,7G 1% /dev tmpfs 1,2G 1,5M ...
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How to detect which process filled up disk space

During weekend my Debian based proxy crashed due to insufficient free space. After reboot it was fine again, so on monday I went hunting for logs and/or explanations for saturday hang but I couldn't ...
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mysterious out-of-space message from rsync

I am mystified by the out-of-space message from rsync - I have enough freespace on the destination to hold everything, and I blv enough also on --vg-root as well. This doesn't seem to be the same ...
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where could my disk space be if it is not sparse, deleted or hidden by a mount point

I appear to have lost a couple of GB in an ext4 root filesystem (under llvm on centos 7.1 in a VMWare ESX VM if that matters). [someone@somewhere ~]$ sudo du -xsm / 4561 / yet: [someone@...
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show only physical disks when using df and mount

When I use df or mount, I'm most of all interested in physical disk partitions. Nowadays the output of those commands is overwhelmed by temporary and virtual filesystems, cgroups and other things I am ...
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How to use df -h for only for path I am currently using for copy files and put the output to variable?

I am looking for a way to check the disk space only for partition which I am using to backup some folders and files to. As an example: I am in folder /var/usr/local/foo and I need to copy this ...
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History of folder size

Is there any way in Linux to track the changes of a specific folder's size over time? i.e let's say we created a folder PHOTO one year ago. Is there any way to see how the folder size changed over ...
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%100 space on ubuntu/media [closed]

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on udev 1969072 4 1969068 1% /dev tmpfs 396184 1408 394776 1% /run /dev/sdb1 ...
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How to install dfc package in Debian Jessie

The nice disk-usage tool dfc does not exist in Debian jessie, although it does in wheezy and stretch. How do I install it in Debian 8?
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difference between output of df and blkid

When I run blkid I get /dev/vda1 ...etc /dev/vda2 ...etc However, when I run df -h I do not see the second drive. I only see /dev/vda1 ...etc /devtmpfs ...etc Is this because df only ...
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Fedora 23 — Can I safely delete files in /var/cache/PackageKit/metadata/updates/packages?

I noticed that the folder referenced in the subject line is taking up 1.5 GB. Can I run the below to clear it without causing permanent damage to my system? rm -rf /var/cache/PackageKit/metadata/...
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Interpreting results of commands

I am having a hard time interpreting the results of the below commands. The more I read about them the more I'm convinced that what I am seeing is somehow not what it's supposed to be. The results ...
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Space efficiency of Btrfs reflinks vs hardlinks

A webpage referenced by the Wikipedia article on Btrfs claims that (emphasis mine) [Btrfs] reflinks have the same use as hardlinks, but are more space efficient. I thought that the opposite was ...
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how do I make sda1 or sdb1 bigger

I'm working with Google Cloud services. After I've cloned a VM, I type lsblk after ssh'ing into it and can see that the partition sda1 is only 10 GB, which is only 10% of what I paid for. I am not a ...
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Get the real, apparent size of a folder

I am using the du command in order to get the size of the folder. As I am interested in the actual size I ended up with the following command: du –sh --apparent-size <someFolder>/ In this ...
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How to automatically handle low disk space?

Currently one of our prototypes has a very bad caching system. In a matter of minutes it fills up it's harddrive and makes the system unusable. What I need to do then is to restart mysql service to ...