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ext2/3/4 reserved blocks percentage purpose [duplicate]

I know that this feature dates back 20 years but I still would like to find out What is the purpose of the reserved blocks in ext2/3/4 filesystems?
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Separate /home partition on arch-based distros take more space than used [duplicate]

/dev/dm-1 861G 325M 817G 1% /home I have a separate luks encrypted /home partition with 861G allocated out of a 931G HDD. The usage is around 1%, but the availabe space is only 817G. I am having ...
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Unix filesys reserved space [duplicate]

I've read that in Unix, you can configure the file-system to reserve certain amount of space for root. Which configuration property is it?
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Used < size and no available space, even after reboot [duplicate]

Yesterday evening, I ran something that produced way more output data that I expected, filling the root ext4 partition as a result. I killed the offending process and started deleting unrelated data I ...
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Tell fs to free space from deleted files NOW

Is there a way to tell the kernel to give back the free disk space now? Like a write to something in /proc/ ? Using Ubuntu 11.10 with ext4. This is probably an old and very repeated theme. After ...
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Can't login due “disk space” exhaustion

I can't login to my CentOS system because it indicates I'm out of Hard disk space. What can I do to delete some old files?
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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 do I see how many blocks I have free on my filesystem?

I know df is supposed to provide this information, but when I run df it shows the number of 1k blocks free, yet my filesystem is using 4k blocks. I could simply divide by four of course, but this ...
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Login when root filesystem is full

Will I be able to login into the system if the root filesystem is 100% full? Configuration: home is not a partition but is also placed on the root (i.e. /home is a directory on the partition holding ...
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how much space to reserve on ext3 filesystem to prevent fragmentation issues?

I wondered about some missing space on my ext3 partition and, after some googling, found that debian based ubuntu reserves 5% of the size for root. I also found posts describing how to change that ...
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Why does size and used space in df output contradict available space [duplicate]

Running the following command: $ df -h Gives the following output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md2 91G 85G 1.2G 99% /home ...
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tune2fs - how much space to reserve on large ext4 filesystem

I am aware that there are several questions concerning how much space to reserve on a filesystem using tune2fs -m, but some of the advice is contradictory, some seems to be relevant only to the ...
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Why 576GB of files on ext4 doesn't fit on a 600GB xfs? [closed]

I want to test XFS dedup feature, so i put a new HD to my fileserver VM. I started rsync files from old disk to new one, but I got "No space left on device". This is my df -h output: Filesystem ...
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Resize2fs doesn't extend my file system to the size of the partition

I have a 1 TB hdd but when I run df -h my root partition is only 888G big.Parted -l shows the following 3 32.2GB 1000GB 968GB primary raid mdstat shows this md2 : active ...
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backup process taking prolonged time due to rsync no space left on device error

I am trying to understand why the backup process in one of the servers is taking so long and not copying the data correctly. This is the size of the external HDD partition. df -h /dev/sdb1 ...

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