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Ten ways to tackle a full Linux hard drive

Jan 25, 2011, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"In theory, cheap storage should have signaled the end of disk-space issues. But huge files and poor house-keeping mean you still need to know how to deal with overstuffed hard drives in Linux, says Jack Wallen.

"Preventing a hard disk from getting full used to be essential for machines to run well. Some people assume that's no longer a problem because storage is so much cheaper these days. But users are saving more on their drives, and often files are far larger than they used to be. I see people filling up even terabyte drives faster than they can name the videos they've just saved.

"What do you do when that drive is full and your operating system is Linux? Although common sense is useful, it also helps to know a few things about the operating system and how to use it properly. Let's take a look at some things you can do when your Linux box begins running out of space."

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