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I see no reason for panic. Considering your current partition layout it is unlikely something is written to / during normal operation....
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    I see no reason for panic. Considering your current partition layout it is unlikely something is written to / during normal operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    That's good to know. I feel like you would be better served by waiting until someone else can chime in on this topic. I'm not very good at servers and I don't know much about system administration over a network. I'm sure someone will be along shortly.
    Anyway, thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    I see no reason for panic. Considering your current partition layout it is unlikely something is written to / during normal operation.
    But the use space keep on increase. In this case what should I do?

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    /dev/sda6 1.9G 1.6G 244M 87% /
    /dev/sda8 226G 8.5G 206G 4% /home
    /dev/sda7 965M 19M 897M 3% /tmp
    /dev/sda3 76G 4.4G 68G 6% /usr
    /dev/sda2 142G 1.4G 134G 2% /var
    /dev/sda1 1.9G 79M 1.8G 5% /boot

    As you can see, all directories that have tendency to grow have separate partitions, like /home, /tmp, /usr and /var.
    Your / usage can only increase if somebody is using this system as root and files are stacking up in /root. Since root account is not a user account this kind of usage is really abuse and should be stopped asap.

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    Out of curiosity I checked / usage on my desktop, results are below, less than 100 MB.
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    # du -hcs /bin /dev /etc /lib32 /lib64 /root /sbin
    6.6M    /bin
    192K    /dev
    12M     /etc
    5.3M    /lib32
    63M     /lib64
    184K    /root
    9.4M    /sbin
    96M     total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    Out of curiosity I checked / usage on my desktop, results are below, less than 100 MB.
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    # du -hcs /bin /dev /etc /lib32 /lib64 /root /sbin
    6.6M    /bin
    192K    /dev
    12M     /etc
    5.3M    /lib32
    63M     /lib64
    184K    /root
    9.4M    /sbin
    96M     total
    Below is the result using "du -hcs /bin /dev /etc /lib32 /lib64 /root /sbin":
    7.8M /bin
    140K /dev
    100M /etc
    du: cannot access `/lib32': No such file or directory
    24M /lib64
    259M /root
    33M /sbin
    423M total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    /dev/sda6 1.9G 1.6G 244M 87% /
    /dev/sda8 226G 8.5G 206G 4% /home
    /dev/sda7 965M 19M 897M 3% /tmp
    /dev/sda3 76G 4.4G 68G 6% /usr
    /dev/sda2 142G 1.4G 134G 2% /var
    /dev/sda1 1.9G 79M 1.8G 5% /boot

    As you can see, all directories that have tendency to grow have separate partitions, like /home, /tmp, /usr and /var.
    Your / usage can only increase if somebody is using this system as root and files are stacking up in /root. Since root account is not a user account this kind of usage is really abuse and should be stopped asap.
    I using "ls -l" command, below is the result:

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    total 800
    drwxr-x--- 14 root root   4096 Sep 29 11:41 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 26 root root   4096 Sep 24 11:02 ../
    -rw-------  1 root root   1151 May 31 15:31 anaconda-ks.cfg
    -rw-------  1 root root  16965 Sep 24 11:17 .bash_history
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     24 Jan  6  2007 .bash_logout
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    191 Jan  6  2007 .bash_profile
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    176 Jan  6  2007 .bashrc
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   4096 May 31 15:56 .cpanel/
    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root   4096 Jun  1 00:35 cpanel3-skel/
    drwx------  6 root root   4096 May 31 16:37 .cpobjcache/
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    100 Jan  6  2007 .cshrc
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    615 Jul  8 16:46 error_log
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     21 Jun  1 10:40 .forward
    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root   4096 Jun  1 01:33 .gem/
    drwx------  2 root root   4096 May 31 16:03 .gnupg/
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   4096 Jul 12 00:40 home/
    drwxr-xr-x  7 root root   4096 May 31 15:47 installd/
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  17859 May 31 15:31 install.log
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root   2901 May 31 15:31 install.log.syslog
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 548518 May 12 19:56 latest
    -rw-------  1 root root     42 Jul 13 10:37 .lesshst
    drwx------  6 root root   4096 May 31 16:39 .MirrorSearch/
    -rw-------  1 root root     37 May 31 16:22 .my.cnf
    -rw-------  1 root root   1845 Jul  8 15:05 .mysql_history
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    264 Sep  9 00:45 .pearrc
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root   4096 May 31 19:15 public_ftp/
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   4096 May 31 19:15 public_html/
    -rw-------  1 root root   1024 Jun 18 13:43 .rnd
    drwx------  3 root root   4096 May 31 16:47 .spamassassin/
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root    129 Jan  6  2007 .tcshrc
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   4096 Jun  1 00:46 tmp/
    I cannot see any big size files. Why my root folder used up to 1.6G?

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