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Offline AndyInMokum

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root has unexpectedly filled up.
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:06:09 am »
Hi everyone.  I've been having fun and games with an external 500GB USB HDD.  The thing locked up while transferring my Film directory to a new drive.  My separate 20GB root partition was at 24% full.  It is now suddenly showing 97% full.  I've had a look at the properties of all the top directories in "root".  Nothing jumps out as amiss. Where do I find the log to figure out what has been downloaded, duplicated, copied to or, whatever has happened?  Many thanks.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2014, 09:12:21 am by AndyInMokum »
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Re: root has unexpectedly filled up.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 12:54:37 pm »
Does it still say 97% full after a reboot ?

Do you have a separate /home partition ?
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Re: root has unexpectedly filled up. [SOLVED]
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 03:53:28 pm »
Hi there,  yes it was like that after a full shutdown and reboot.  Yes I do have a separate /home partition.  I also have to admit that I have cheated a little.  Two days ago I made a routine Clonezilla image of my HDD.  I thought, this is an ideal test moment for Clonezilla 2.2.2.32.  I can say without reservation, it works perfectly.  I'm back up and running with my /root partition looking healthy again.  This could be considered as overkill but it worked  ;).
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Re: root has unexpectedly filled up.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 06:12:05 pm »
Hey i it works, it's a good solution :)
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