SOLVED: Amahi 7, Root Partition Full

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SOLVED: Amahi 7, Root Partition Full

Postby mjclarke » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:37 am

Hey guys,
I installed Amahi 7 a month or so ago after using Amahi 6 for a few years. I have twice gotten the warning that my root partition is full, and have never seen it before when I used Amahi 6. The first time, I emptied my recycle bin on the hda, and it seemed to help. The recycle bin is empty this time. The / partition is set at 100GB, and this has happened after I was moving large amounts of data from my PC to the shares on Amahi. I do not use greyhole, the server has (4) 2TB drives, and the shares are pointed directly to the drive (i.e. var/hda/files/drives/drivename/share). Any help topics I have seen refer to landing zone, LVM partitions or a large log folder (none of which apply or seem to be the problem). I did not set up a home partition because, based on the guide I used to install, it didn't seem necessary.

I'm thinking it has to do with when files are copied to the shares. I back up my DVD's as iso's, so I can easily re-encode if necessary. I was moving the iso's to their share when I saw this in VNC. I could be way off, but don't really know what to do. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

Also, the main drive is a 320GB or so drive, set up w/ 3 ext4 partitions ( / , /swap and /boot), and there is an portion of it (about 130GB or so) is unused. I can resize it w/ gparted live, but I'd like to fix the reason 100GB filled up in a month instead.

Let me know what you need, thanks in advance.

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Re: Amahi 7, Root Partition Full

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:43 am

Recommend you check /var/log folder to see if log files are taking up the space. Also could be the /tmp directory as well. Once you can figure our what is taking up the space, you can delete the offending files.
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Re: Amahi 7, Root Partition Full

Postby mjclarke » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:01 am

Doesn't seem to be that. Checked before, there pretty close to empty.

It seems that it is definitely in my root drive
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2 ... oto%2c.JPG

But all of my file space seems to be taken up in my data drives.
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2 ... oto%2c.JPG

I'm confused.

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Re: Amahi 7, Root Partition Full

Postby mjclarke » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:35 pm

Well I feel dumb . . .

Apparently, My back up drive wasn't mounted, and my daily backup was saved into the drive folder that it mounts to, so it filled the space on my root partition almost perfectly. I didn't realize it because I thought it was mounted, so "pooh-poohed" the folder thinking it was a drive. Once I moved the backup file onto the drive, my root is only showing about 4GB. At least it only chewed up part of a day, could've been worse!

Thanks for the help, this forum is excellent, Love Amahi!

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Re: Amahi 7, Root Partition Full

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:58 pm

Heheeheheh. It happens to us all.
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