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    home drive full

    Over the weekend, my 1TB HD seemed to fill up to 100%. I tried troubleshooting, and after deleting some music and movies, it is still pretty full, more that what I would expect it to be.

    Attached is a screenshot of my Disk Usage Analyzer, and below is what I get when I run df-h. My Public folder is only ~280GB, so I don't see what else is taking up so much space.
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    Filesystem                        Size  Used Avail Use% Mountedon
    /dev/mapper/vol--group--a-lvroot   15G  6.3G  7.8G  45% /
    udev                              5.9G  8.0K  5.9G   1% /dev
    tmpfs                             2.4G  896K  2.4G   1% /run
    none                              5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none                              5.9G  344K  5.9G   1% /run/shm
    cgroup                            5.9G     0  5.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/mapper/vol--group--a-lvtmp    15G  166M   14G   2% /tmp
    /dev/sda1                        1008M  106M  852M  11% /boot
    /dev/mapper/vol--group--a-lvusr    15G  3.2G   11G  23% /usr
    /dev/mapper/vol--group--b-lvhome  985G  898G   38G  97% /home
    /dev/mapper/vol--group--a-lvvar    15G 1015M   14G   8% /var
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    Re: home drive full

    You should look into each aspect of your home folder and see if you can narrow down exactly where all the files are and what they are.

    AlphaA
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    Re: home drive full

    have you checked your trash? i think /home/username/.local/share/Trash

    this command will show you the top 10 locations where the largest files are
    Code:
    du -a /home/ | sort -n -r | head -n 10
    then when it lists the folders, do the search again but using that folder now, for example
    Code:
    du -a /home/username/.local/ | sort -n -r | head -n 10
    your picture is indeed weird, showing /home/ being so full but no sub-folder besides public having much in it. i wouldn't trust disk usage analyzer, try the command i posted above. also, try to restart your computer
    Last edited by dannyboy79; January 18th, 2013 at 05:01 PM.
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    Re: home drive full

    alphaamanitin, I tried everything I could to find what the problem was in my home drive. Turns out, using the commands dannyboy79 posted, it was my .xsession-error file. It was a couple hundred gigs! So now I have 657G available. I see others on the forums have had the same problem.

    Anyways, thanks for the help and quick responses.

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    Re: home drive full

    you should have peaked at it's contents to see what error it is logging to see if you can solve the issue. otherwise it's just going to keep filling up. good luck
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