server hard drive getting full but with what ?

kickback

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Hi, currents our servers /home partition is at 76% full and we cannot workout where this all came from does anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks Daniel
 

qbert1987

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im realy crap at this but ill try but heres what i would do.

1) i would check my users and see how much there useing together

2) i would check log files and backups and make shore they are replaceing the ones befor not just adding on

3) i would cry. as my next guess would be a drive error or a OS error at best.

4) come back to the forums with as many detales about your server as you can get and scream for help.
 

nickn

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You can use the file command to find all files larger than X bytes:

find . -size +1000000c -print

Above finds any files larger than 1 milllion bytes.
 

fizz

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One thing ive found usefull is to goto home and do du -h > size.txt and then view that file. Sometimes cp doesnt report proper quotas, youll see who has what.

Also, search for .zip, .rar, .avi, .mpg as someone mnight be using you as a warez mirror.
locate *.zip ect..