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Disk cleanup

What's the best way to go about cleaning up a suse 10sp3 box? Is there
places where unneeded stuff can be deleted? For example, the suse
updates downloaded from novell, can they be deleted after they've been
installed?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

--
Stevo
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Bob-O-Rama
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Re: Disk cleanup

Stevo;2055477 wrote:
What's the best way to go about cleaning up a suse 10sp3 box? Is there
places where unneeded stuff can be deleted? For example, the suse
updates downloaded from novell, can they be deleted after they've been
installed?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

--
Stevo


I've never found the OS, itself, to accumulate a significant amount of "stuff" worth worrying about. It varies from system to system, and what you use the box for. So the best process is to see where you are accumulating bytes, and manage as needed.

du / | sort -n | tail -50

Its the 3F's - your fifty fattest folders. So look for logs, stuff you forgot about, .....

-- Bob
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Knowledge Partner Knowledge Partner
Knowledge Partner

Re: Disk cleanup

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True, and most places to cleanup are in your own home directory.

Still, system locations:

/tmp
/var/cache/zypper/RPMS/
/var/log
other parts of /var
anywhere else you've copied things as root.

Good luck.





On 12/10/2010 08:36 PM, Bob-O-Rama wrote:
>
> Stevo;2055477 Wrote:
>> What's the best way to go about cleaning up a suse 10sp3 box? Is there
>> places where unneeded stuff can be deleted? For example, the suse
>> updates downloaded from novell, can they be deleted after they've been
>> installed?
>>
>> Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
>>
>> --
>> Stevo

>
> I've never found the OS, itself, to accumulate a significant amount of
> "stuff" worth worrying about. It varies from system to system, and what
> you use the box for. So the best process is to see where you are
> accumulating bytes, and manage as needed.
>
> du / | sort -n | tail -50
>
> Its the 3F's - your fifty fattest folders. So look for logs, stuff
> you forgot about, .....
>
> -- Bob
>
>

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Knowledge Partner
Knowledge Partner

Re: Disk cleanup

I like that, Bob.

3F's

I'll have to print that out and put it in my cubicle.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Disk cleanup

I think I heard Bob-O-Rama say something like:

> I've never found the OS, itself, to accumulate a significant amount of
> "stuff" worth worrying about. It varies from system to system, and
> what you use the box for. So the best process is to see where you
> are accumulating bytes, and manage as needed.
>
> du / | sort -n | tail -50
>
> Its the 3F's - your fifty fattest folders. So look for logs, stuff
> you forgot about, .....


Ok, got to poking around the HD, just to get an idea of what folders
were taking up the most space, etc, have not deleted anything.

Seems now when I'm doing something like that, my server completely
locks up where I cannot do *anything* & must power it off & back on.

It's a suse10sp3 VM w/ a 10GB 'harddrive' and 1GB RAM.

It's been running fine up until today.

Ideas?

--
Stevo
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