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    Default Re: Is ROOT running out of space ?

    One of the reasons we often partition /var separately from the root (/)
    filesystem is so that things that grow forever (like log files) do not
    exhaust the root filesystem of space. With that said, I've filled / a
    bunch of times out of carelessness or stupidity and never had much more
    than a need to clean and then retry what I was doing when it ran out of
    space. The system has never crashed for me, that I remember anyway,
    though I typically avoid filling up space entirely of course.

    Anyway, why are you copying things to /var/run? The last time I checked
    this was not meant to be the target of anything other than little runtime
    stuff for various processes, such as PID files. Why it is partitioned
    separately for you I cannot say, but that seems to be overkill. Still,
    since /var is also out of space you probably need to do some cleanup on
    your system in general. What is this rsync command doing for you (besides
    obviously trying to copy stuff)?

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Is ROOT running out of space ?

    On 08/27/2013 09:15 AM, ab pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > One of the reasons we often partition /var separately from the root (/)
    > filesystem is so that things that grow forever (like log files) do not
    > exhaust the root filesystem of space. With that said, I've filled / a
    > bunch of times out of carelessness or stupidity and never had much more
    > than a need to clean and then retry what I was doing when it ran out of
    > space. The system has never crashed for me, that I remember anyway,
    > though I typically avoid filling up space entirely of course.
    >
    > Anyway, why are you copying things to /var/run? The last time I checked
    > this was not meant to be the target of anything other than little runtime
    > stuff for various processes, such as PID files. Why it is partitioned
    > separately for you I cannot say, but that seems to be overkill. Still,
    > since /var is also out of space you probably need to do some cleanup on
    > your system in general. What is this rsync command doing for you (besides
    > obviously trying to copy stuff)?
    >
    > Good luck.

    Could you also post the exact rsync commands you are using?



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    Default Re: Is ROOT running out of space ?

    How full is /var/run? Post the output to these commands, please:

    Code:
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    du -h -c /var/run

    df -h

    mount
    --------------------

    Maybe luckybackup is using /var/run as a temporary space, or something....
    I cannot tell from here so you may want to ask the author on that one (saw
    no mention of /var/run on the luckybackup sourceforge page). What else is
    happening on your system that might use up space? Maybe /var/run is not
    partitioned separately (your output made me think it was, but that may be
    a stupid assumption on my part) and /var is the thing filled up, in which
    case you may want to go clean up some logs or other temporary/cache data.

    Good luck
    ..

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    Default Re: Is ROOT running out of space ?

    On 2013-08-27 15:31, Ken Schneider wrote:
    > Could you also post the exact rsync commands you are using?


    He can not, he is using "luckyBackup".

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    Default Re: Is ROOT running out of space ?

    On 2013-08-27 16:46, hextejas wrote:


    > I tried to do the du -h -c /var/run and it was listing tons of stuff.
    > I stopped it and ran this instead du -h -c /var/run >1.txt
    > and it generated a 9.8mb file.
    > Yikes, what the heck is in there ?


    That command lists ALL the files and its sizes. Perhaps you should add
    the '-s' switch, for summary.


    > I have no idea what is supposed to be in var/run and apparently
    > something in LuckyBackup is using it.


    See wolfi323 post.

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    Default Re: Is ROOT running out of space ?

    Well, it's cheating because it's going across filesystems. How about
    this? I'll bet it shows 1.9 GB, so this isn't that important now:

    Code:
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    du -h -s -x -c /var/run
    --------------------

    Anyway, the backup is going to /var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/ according
    to your 'ps' output, but that is not something I see in your list of mount
    points, meaning it is on the local system instead of on your external hard
    drive. Fix luckybackup to point to a hard drive.

    Good luck.

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