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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 Disk use 100% while it isn't

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    Ubuntu 12.04 Disk use 100% while it isn't

    Hello, I've got a strange issue going on, the space on my / file system gives 100% in use because my mounted raid array is 100% in use. In fact the / file system has got 129GB free out of the +- 140GB, the raid array had just used 6.1TB out of the 15TB. Has somebody got a clue what is wrong here? Any help would be appreciated.
    Kind regards, Seb

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Disk use 100% while it isn't

    Disk usage analyzer's bar graph is showing the total for used space.
    In such cases, the top bar for root (/) always says 100%.
    It breaks down where the space is being used, from highest to lowest.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Disk use 100% while it isn't

    Thank you, I have this issue, this is a clean new install I've had the same setup before and never saw this diagram go up to 100% while there is 8.9TB of free space. Last morning when I woke up my / file system was at 100% in use, I noticed because backups did not run last night so I've started investigating where the issue is coming from and I think part of it has got to do with this. This morning after a restart the / file system had free space again and I could manually rerun my backups and receive emails again.

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