-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 John Almberg wrote: > Here is another newbie question that is driving me crazy, but is probably a laughable situation to an experienced admin... > > I've got a smallish server that is suddenly out of disk space in the '/' partition. > > Probably some log files have gotten out of hand. I am going to start looking for the culprits by hand... basically inspecting sub directories, but there must be a better way! > > Is there a command line tool that will help me figure out where the problem is? > > Even better, is there a way to proactively monitor the file system, so I can fix problems before I start getting 'out of disk space' errors? > > Any hints, much appreciated. >
John, try man du. It will give you file sizes of all the files in a directory tree, which you can then pass to sort and head to pull out the biggest offenders, like this # cd / # du | sort -rn | head -10 for monitoring my system, I use tripwire, but that might be a bit much just for watching disk usage. Try putting a "df -h" in your periodic scripts to have the output of that command mailed to you each day. > -- John > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAklJOE0ACgkQEStKVA82Z+1tNgCdHSAYcm5A6sTjbjjHmzL3ynS2 C+0Anim0sf0yIz/l7TVNtdA5a5JbM+Jz =xetm -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"