mickalo

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Hello,

we recently had a HD failure and now need to remove all the old HD files that were copied to the new HD during the restore process. The folder in question is approx., 8.5GB in size.

What is the safest way to remove it from the HD without causing any problems. I've heard that using the "rf -rf /folder_name" can cause major problems when deleting folders/files of this size. Is there a proper proceedure or command to do this without causing any issues??

TIA,
Mickalo
 

jayh38

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Just be sure you are in fact deleting files you no longer need.

rm -rf directoryname

That will work fine regardless of size. Just wait for it to complete.
 

mickalo

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Apr 16, 2002
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Just be sure you are in fact deleting files you no longer need.

rm -rf directoryname

That will work fine regardless of size. Just wait for it to complete.
Ok, thanks. We'll try it. we've had everything running smoothly now for about a week since the HD replaced and restore, and pretty much gotten everything we needed from that backup folder.

And incase anyone is looking for a good system admin, when needed, I'd highly recommend Tom Whiting at secure.linux-tech. Thanks to Tom and EV1 support, we were able to restore over 50+ accounts with no loss data :)

Mickalo