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    Default Re: Root partion is almost full 99 MB left

    Quote Originally Posted by Gps2010 View Post
    Thank you but one small remark. I used openSUSE to create that folder called Linux on the windows disk, also the copying of the stuff was done by Linux. (Dolphin)
    Don't count on me as soon as Windows is mentioned. I do know almost nothing of it.

    And BTW, I would never use Dolphin in the action we are doing now. I also do not understand how you can use Dolphin.
    • As you are copying /home, /home must be out of use, thus no users that have their home directory inside /home can be logged in.
    • You must do this as root (partly because of the above and for the rest because the whole action is a system managers action with no end-user involved) and root may not log in in the GUI and thus can not use Dolphin at all.


    I stay to my advice above to use tar (as root of course and with /home not in use by anything). Either you want to try that and can ask questions about that. Or you do something different. and you may ask questions about that. But when you involve Windows (except that the compressed tar archive may be stored on a Windows file system when that is available) I can not answer (maybe others can).
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Root partion is almost full 99 MB left

    Does not matter what was used to create a folder on Windows it is still a Windows folder not a Linux folder. Any files copied to it will lose their Linux permissions since Windows does not support Linux permissions. Encapsulating in a TAR file will preserve permissions.

    Backups should be done to an external device not to another partition on the computer. That's fine for temp storage but not backups.

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    Dear friends, there are two hard disk in my pc.

    So if I want to store something it will be on the Linux or windows disk. ( or look for free online storage )

    If I want to use a third hard disk, I will have to buy one first.


    I can't make room on the Linux disk, because of the xfs partition, so unless I get another hard-disk, the windows disk is the only option I have, to store stuff.

    I am not arguing that this is not the right way to create a backup, but I think its the only option I currently have.

    I am open to better solutions though.

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    Default Re: Root partion is almost full 99 MB left

    Do you read and understand what we say?

    If you have place on a Windows file system (probably on what you call your "windows disk"), then put the tar file there (as I indicated it can be a compressed one). So what is your problem with this solution?
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Do you read and understand what we say?

    If you have place on a Windows file system (probably on what you call your "windows disk"), then put the tar file there (as I indicated it can be a compressed one). So what is your problem with this solution?

    I don't have a problem with that solution.



    There are two, 1 terabyte hard-disk in my pc, one for windows, one for openSUSE, so I call them the windows disk and the Linux disk.

    ( fun fact: I on purpose bought two different brands, so even in the bios its easy to see what disk is what)


    Maybe were having a slight miscommunication, because I am thinking of two solutions for the root filling up.


    One would be a clean tumbleweed install ( to get rid of xfs), the other one would be to shrink the ntfs partition on the windows disk, then create a Linux partition there, and tell the virtual machine to store its files there.

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    Default Re: Root partion is almost full 99 MB left

    As I said earlier, your problem is the growing of your rot partition. You should find out why that is happening. All other things are by-passes, running before the flood catches you, ignoring the problem, ............
    Henk van Velden

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    I probably know the cause but can´t find yet, were that path is stored. It is not under settings in virtual manager.

    So I am searching the net, were to edit that path. Also to confirm it is using the root partition now.


    Might not be accessible by the gui. Will sort it out, might have to read the virtual manager manual or read up on qemu.

    Also gonna read again a reply in this topic, about that path.

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Sigh! I just replied to this. But the forum redirected to the login page and lost everything.

    The virtual machine image for KVM/libvirt will probably be in "/var/lib/libvirt/images".

    Here's what I did on my system.

    I used a separate disk, which I mount at "/shared". I created the directory "/shared/libvirt".
    I then shutdown libvirtd
    Code:
    systemctl stop libvirtd
    Then I moved the content of "/var/lib/libvirt to "/shared/libvirt"
    And I replace "/var/lib/libvirt" with a symbolic link.
    Code:
    ls -l /var/lib/libvirt
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Aug  4 07:17 /var/lib/libvirt -> /shared/libvirt
    So now my virtual machine images are not part of the root file system.

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    Default Re: Root partion is almost full 99 MB left

    I might be getting closer:

    14.11 Configuring storage devices

    The following procedure shows how to add storage devices to the VM Guest:

    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...fig-virsh.html

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    Time for a question.

    Is there a webpage explaining all about the virtual machine I am using, with libvert ?

    What I find are pages about qemu and pages about libvirts, I am starting to loose track of were I have to search. (For the paths were the virtual machine stores stuff)

    On the planing for tomorrow, try the commands provided by HCVV, to see what is eating up my root space.
    Also to compress my home folder, been thinking about it a lot, and a fresh install of tumbleweed is by far the best solution.



    Slightly off topic, wondering about getting an SSD to replace one hard disk.

    a samsung 870 QVO or a samsung 980 (both 1 terrabyte)

    First one is cheaper, second one should be faster, because how it's connected to the motherboard.
    With help from the dutch Tweakers forum, I know my motherboards supports all types of ssd.
    M.2 (PCI-e 3.0 x4), M.2 (SATA), 4x SATA-600
    The 980 should go into the M.2 (pci-e 3.0)
    Another option would be to get a 500gig ssd, that would be big enough for thumbleweed and I can keep the older type hard disk for extra storage space.

    https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/1663...980-500gb.html

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    Default Re: Root partion is almost full 99 MB left

    Let me try to make clear, what I need some help with.

    I only need a list of things I need to google and or RTFM.

    I'll start:

    Virual machine handler
    Qemu
    Virsh
    Libvirt

    Is that all ?

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