[nSLUG] Root Partition Woes
budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 15 13:15:00 AST 2006
On Tue, 2006-02-14 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?
If you did a minimal install, no X11 1GB should be fine.
Do use it for mail or firewall (logging enabled) ?
If you have the space, or another old drive you can pop in,
change the /var mount to another filesystem than root.
The largest dirs will be at the end
du -s `\ls`|sort -n
the \ls escapes any aliases that might be set
then go into the largest dir and see whats hogging the space
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