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    /home is nearly full

    Today I got warning when login to my ubuntu 13.10 saying that /home has only 54.4MB remaining. But I think it has at least 8GB.

    What's the possible problem any one can think?

    I tried to check desk but I only know how to force check partition /, not the partition /home.

    What should I try?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: /home is nearly full

    Home's a separate partition, then run
    Code:
    df -h
    in a terminal
    /home should be listed with the total, used, and free marked.
    the -h means human-readable, so it'll be easier to understand.
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    Re: /home is nearly full

    One of the benefits of having a really, really simple partition scheme :

    Code:
    andrew@skamandros~$ df -h
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1       290G   12G  264G   5% /
    tmpfs           1.6G     0  1.6G   0% /dev/shm
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    Re: /home is nearly full

    baobab(disk-usage analyzer) is another thing to look at.
    It'll list the space usage from biggest to smallest.
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    Re: /home is nearly full

    I've found the problem!

    My /home partition was kept from 12.04. Even I did a fresh installation of 13.10, I did not format /home. That way I saved all the personal data from previous usage.

    Thought of my /home volume problem, I used the installation usb, runing trial ubuntu and try to copy everything in /home to /bk so that I can re-format /home. It turns out the volume was really full while file browser's property didn't count any hidden folder and .thunderbird directory took many GB's of HDD space!

    After remove the app thunderbird mail and delete ~/.thunderbird directory, I got most of space I thought remained. It's just that simple!

    But why it downloads all mails from my gmail account? I used IMAP mail server, it says using remote mail folders. Am I wrong that it suppose just fetch the mail list and download the mail only when I open it?

    What should I do to prevent download everything from my gmail account? Thanks
    Last edited by elim-qiu; December 28th, 2013 at 08:24 PM.

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    Re: /home is nearly full

    Quote Originally Posted by elim-qiu View Post
    What should I do to prevent download everything from my gmail account? Thanks
    All I use is IMAP. Different mail clients handle this different ways.

    The 'trick' is to tell your email proggie to download the message headers only -- not the messages themselves.

    In Thunderbird, there is a 'check box' setting on each individual account (in "Synchronization & Storage") that says "Keep messages for this account on this computer".

    Make sure that box is un-checked.
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    Re: /home is nearly full

    Thanks a lot VinDSL and others. The .thunderbird size problem was solved. I think there some other hidden folders related to uninstalled software that took nearly 1Gb. It's ok for now but would be nice to have something like registry clean in windows, can clean up my account.

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    Re: /home is nearly full

    It is tricky at install to keep home, you not only have to not format it but select /home partition and then click change and select /Home otherwise the default is do not use this partition. Caught me once. Wish they would change that or a least put a warning up.

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