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    [SOLVED] Not Enough Room on Disk

    I am having problems trying to open some movie (wmv) files. I am running Ubuntu 8.04 and I am getting this error message when I try and open one.


    There is not enough room on the disk to save /tmp/funny.wmv.part.
    Remove unnecessary files from the disk and try again, or try saving in a different location.


    What part of the disk do I need to goto, to remove the unnecessary files from?
    How do I change the location for saving the files?

    thanks

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    Are you trying to open WMV files from a website, or from your hard drive? What program are you using to open the WMV files? Thanks...

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    Sounds like your trying to stream them? It's saying your /tmp is full more than likly you just need to delete some stuff from /tmp, can you post the output of df -h?

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    Here is the results of the df -h command.

    coleman@coleman-desktop:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 19G 19G 0 100% /
    varrun 1013M 92K 1013M 1% /var/run
    varlock 1013M 0 1013M 0% /var/lock
    udev 1013M 64K 1013M 1% /dev
    devshm 1013M 12K 1013M 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 1013M 39M 974M 4% /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile
    /dev/sda2 207G 48G 150G 25% /home
    overflow 1.0M 40K 984K 4% /tmp
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 19G 19G 0 100% /home/coleman/.gvfs
    coleman@coleman-desktop:~$

    If I need to remove files from the /tmp, which ones should I keep?

    Thanks

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    The .wmv files are attachments to emails, that I received. I am using the default MPlayer to view them and it has worked great up until I started getting these messages. This all started after I tried to run the "Simple Backup" module and it failed to make a backup.

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by greenco View Post
    Here is the results of the df -h command.

    coleman@coleman-desktop:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 19G 19G 0 100% /
    varrun 1013M 92K 1013M 1% /var/run
    varlock 1013M 0 1013M 0% /var/lock
    udev 1013M 64K 1013M 1% /dev
    devshm 1013M 12K 1013M 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 1013M 39M 974M 4% /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile
    /dev/sda2 207G 48G 150G 25% /home
    overflow 1.0M 40K 984K 4% /tmp
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 19G 19G 0 100% /home/coleman/.gvfs
    coleman@coleman-desktop:~$

    If I need to remove files from the /tmp, which ones should I keep?

    Thanks

    Your / partition is full,is the reason you are getting the messages.You need to find what is filling up that partition,possibly the simple backup process is still running.

    To clear out some space quickly
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    will remove all the downloaded packages you have installed from the archives.

    Try this command to look for very large files
    Code:
    sudo find / -type f -size +100000k
    and see what is taking up your disk space.If it find nothing,reduce the 100000 to 75000 and try again.

    You could also check the /var/backup for the simple backup files,which might be using up the disk space.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    plucky, I did not find any large files on my " / " folder.

    I checked the /var folder and I have a "Backup" folder that has 7 items in it and it is using 15.9 GiB. I also have a "Backups" folder that has 12 items in it and it is using 3.0 MB.

    I looked at the system monitor screen and it does not show Simple Backup as running. Is there another way to find what is running?

    Thanks

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by greenco View Post
    plucky, I did not find any large files on my " / " folder.

    I checked the /var folder and I have a "Backup" folder that has 7 items in it and it is using 15.9 GiB. I also have a "Backups" folder that has 12 items in it and it is using 3.0 MB.

    I looked at the system monitor screen and it does not show Simple Backup as running. Is there another way to find what is running?

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    I think you will find that simple backup saves its files in "/var/backup",so that 15.9 GB file is your backup and is your problem.

    The other folder "/var/backups" should be there so don't delete any files from there.

    I haven't used simple backup for a long time,but it did a similar thing when I used it.If you look in "system-monitor" and select view > All processes,it think you might find simple backup is probably still running.

    You will need to kill the process before it will allow you the delete the files in /var/backup and you will need to do it with sudo privilege.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    When I checked the system monitor (all) it shows everything as sleeping. there is one process that is named "SystemToolsBack" and it is sleeping. It is the only item that looks like a backup program.


    The "Backup" folder has one folder in it and it is named :

    2008-08-14_14.12.45.816170.coleman-desktop.ful

    That folder has 5 files and a folder named :

    files.tgz

    This folder is the one using all of the space. Can I safely delete it?

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    Re: Not Enough Room on Disk

    I got "BRAVE" and removed the " files.tgz " file and now everything seems to be back to normal!!!

    Thanks for everyone's help!

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