Drive Warning: /dev/sda2 (/) is 86% full

dl-services

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Hi

I am new to all this and we keep getting this error message:

Drive Warning: /dev/sda2 (/) is 86% full

i dont know how to access this dir to see what it is thats filling up..

can someone please help
 

Lyttek

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The '/' (root) directory is filling up. Depending on how your server is configured, this could mean the entire drive or just that partition...

You need to contact the tech folks at your host and have them check it. If you're not familiar with how to access that directory/partition, then you definitely don't want to go poking around in there :)
 

dl-services

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its a dedicated server i have full root access and its unmonitored so its all got to be done by me any idea's

Drive Warning: /dev/sda2 (/) is 86% full - 19april
Drive Warning: /dev/sda2 (/) is 86% full - 21april
Drive Warning: /dev/sda2 (/) is 82% full - 22april

how does one access this drive using ssh on root access and why is it dropping and going back up most i have seen in there is 86% our site is only 5gb max

Please help
 
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Bailey

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how does one access this drive using ssh on root access
My friend, if you don't know how to do this, you have no business running an unmanaged server. Having a dedicated server requires management by a qualified administrator. This is not optional. If you don't know how to do it, you need to hire it out.

It is only a matter of time before you are hacked to pieces, and your box becomes a spam fountain.

Do the right and responsible thing, and get yourself an admin. :)

:D Bailey