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    about filesystem /dev/sda


    i using df -h to check my partition space, below is the result I get

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /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
    tmpfs 986M 0 986M 0% /dev/shm

    Now my question is how to access /dev/sda6 drive and clean up some files?

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    Hello and Welcome.
    It looks to me as /dev/sda6 is your root partition. 2 GB is not much space for a distro /root partition, perhaps you should switch one of the other /var/ /usr /tmp partitions with /sda6 since they are so big.
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Which Linux distro are you using? As MikeTbob mentioned already, 2GB is very less space for / partition. You have plenty of disk space (/var 142GB and /home 226GB ).

    Lets check if you can resize partitions. Post the output of fdisk -l command here. You must have root privileges to execute fdisk command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !

    Which Linux distro are you using? As MikeTbob mentioned already, 2GB is very less space for / partition. You have plenty of disk space (/var 142GB and /home 226GB ).

    Lets check if you can resize partitions. Post the output of fdisk -l command here. You must have root privileges to execute fdisk command.
    Below is the result for fdisk -l command:

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 255 2048256 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 256 19377 153597465 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 19378 29576 81923467+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 29577 60801 250814812+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 29577 30086 4096543+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 30087 30341 2048256 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 30342 30468 1020096 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 30469 60801 243649791 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 60801 488384001 83 Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Hello and Welcome.
    It looks to me as /dev/sda6 is your root partition. 2 GB is not much space for a distro /root partition, perhaps you should switch one of the other /var/ /usr /tmp partitions with /sda6 since they are so big.

    The server is not install by me. I'm new in Linux. May I know how to switch folder from one partition to another partition without effect my server system and setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertkhor View Post
    The server is not install by me. I'm new in Linux. May I know how to switch folder from one partition to another partition without effect my server system and setup.
    Can you please explain exactly what you want to do. I would hate to give you bad advice, not knowing exactly what you are trying to do.

    You are wanting to free up some disk space on the /root partition? Or just copy some files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Can you please explain exactly what you want to do. I would hate to give you bad advice, not knowing exactly what you are trying to do.

    You are wanting to free up some disk space on the /root partition? Or just copy some files?
    I want to free up some disk space on the /root partition. if after clean still not enough space then i want to do copy files.

    I have another question, for my server is all "/home", "/tmp", "/usr", "/var", "/boot" under "/" directory?
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertkhor View Post
    I want to free up some disk space on the /root partition. if after clean still not enough space then i want to do copy files.

    I have another question, for my server is all "/home", "/tmp", "/usr", "/var", "/boot" under "/" directory?
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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
    No, those are all separate partitions. How are you accessing this machine? Are you working over a network or something? I'm curious about your system, are you concerned that /sda6 is getting low on disk space? There shouldn't be anything on / to delete because everything is going to /var, /usr, /tmp and /home, this means that the / partition shouldn't be getting full. Do you understand what I mean? How long has this machine been running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    No, those are all separate partitions. How are you accessing this machine? Are you working over a network or something? I'm curious about your system, are you concerned that /sda6 is getting low on disk space? There shouldn't be anything on / to delete because everything is going to /var, /usr, /tmp and /home, this means that the / partition shouldn't be getting full. Do you understand what I mean? How long has this machine been running?
    I access the server using Putty. This server is only use for 2 months. I scare in future /sda6 will full and make my server down. The server is install by web hosting company, I purchase a dedicated server.

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    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.
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