[nSLUG] Root Partition Woes
synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Thu Feb 16 08:57:09 AST 2006
On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 12:45 -0400, Rowan Townshend wrote:
> I am still sorting through the system log files, and nothing has
> turned up thus far. I thought that perhaps I should post some more
> info. What puzzles me about all of this, is that usually it's a problem
> with /var/log/ or /tmp/ that causes these issues. In this case, I
> assigned both a seperate partition from the / just to avoid this sort of
OK. The degree to which your system is partitioned should make locating
where the space is going trivial.
> Something I have noticed while scanning my logs is that there is
> a lot of people trying to exploit Samba & SSH on the server, could that
> be leaving some sort of memory foot print on the / partition perhaps?
Unlikely. I don't understand why it's so hard for you to find where the
space is going. This has been suggested before. Try:
du -x / | sort -n
Look for the largest directory and examine its contents.
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