[nSLUG] Root Partition Woes

Bill Davidson bdavidso at supercity.ns.ca
Wed Feb 15 09:52:06 AST 2006



# du -x / | sort -n 

to find out where the most disk space is being used (the "-x" keeps find
from looking in other filesystems mounted under "/").

On Tue, 2006-14-02 at 11:35 -0400, Rowan Townshend wrote:
> Hello all,
>   I am dealing with a running issue, where my server (Slackware 10.1) 
> keeps filling its root partition.  I have given it a few passes, and 
> have not noticed any especially large files held within.  This server 
> acts as a mail server (Sendmail 8.13.5), DNS (Bind 9.3.1), Web (Apache 
> 1.3.33), and MySQL (4.1.14) is in there but not really being used at the 
> moment.  The Root partition itself was defined for 1 GB of space, to my 
> knowledge this should be sufficient?
>   Is there a way that I can monitor the disk write actions to a specific 
> partition?  If such is possible, then perhaps it would shed some light 
> on what is eating up the space.
> This one has me boggled,
> -Rowan Townshend
> P.S.  Happy Valentines Day!
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