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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ /home 100% although actual data is no where near 100%

Posted by: pghlinuxnoob Feb 28 2013, 08:37 AM

I'm fairly new to Linux and just recently rebuilt my Laptop with Centos. This morning, I start getting an alert that my home volume disk usage is at 100% with 0 bytes free. I run the disk analyzer and it shows it as 100% but when I look at the files, I'm probalby not at even 5%. My home volume is 228G and my data is probably around 15G.

Are there hidden files or something? How do I go about cleaning up whatever is using the space?

Thanks for your help.

Posted by: michaelk Feb 28 2013, 02:42 PM

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How is the drive partitioned and are you using LVM? Have you deleted any files lately? If a file is deleted but the process has it opened it will still appear as used space.

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