100% used disk - Ubuntu 14.04

December 1, 2015 2.5k views
Server Optimization System Tools DigitalOcean Ubuntu

Hi, I have a droplet, and I was turning crazy looking for disk usage, I tried with:

du -d 5

and many other commands.. and I didn´t find anything.

The message:

# df
Filesystem     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1       20511356 19447420         0 100% /

But only rebooting system:

~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1       20511356 2884808  16561592  15% /

Anyone knows what it happens?

I feel is like an issue with digitalocean droplet but I don´t find any explanation.

Regards

1 comment
  • If this occurs again I would recommend first checking your /tmp folder. If something is writing a large amount of data there it could use up your disk but since /tmp is usually cleared on boot this could account for the used space dropping so dramatically after a reboot.

    If you don't find anything there I would recommend opening a ticket with our support team so they can investigate further.

1 Answer

@hola938467

What all have you or are you running on the Droplet? That'd provide some insight so that we can better help you out :-) (if DigitalOcean hasn't already via ticket).

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