• \[solved\] Very high disk space usage


    [edit] After installing AntergOS I tar’ed the entire root director (~7GB), and [i:jhvy7zwc]copied[/i:jhvy7zwc] it to my home directory, as opposed to moving it as I had intended (I hadn’t had any caffeine when I did this, and it was “early”). I have since deleted the file, and so only ~8GB of / are being used, which is what I had expected.[/edit]

    I installed AntergOS last night and then get up my system this morning. It has everything that I had on my Ubuntu system, but is using up about 60% more space. I keep my root directories small, typically, since I’ve never needed more than 20GB, but this explosion of usage leads me to believe that something is wrong.

    I checked my package cache, and its using 1.5 GB, which seems reasonable, but I can’t seem to find the other 5GB of usage. I’d clear out the cache, but the Arch wiki warns against doing that.

    using # xdiskusage I can see that everything seems to be fine (which I’ve included), except for a huge chunk of unexplained data.

    I tried running sudo du -hs, but even with sudo, it kept saying permission denied and my hard drive just made awful grinding sounds so I interuptted it.

    My package list is:

    accountsservice  
    alsa-utils  
    antergos-gnome-defaults-list  
    antergos-keyring  
    antergos-mirrorlist  
    antergos-wallpapers  
    autoconf  
    automake  
    b43-fwcutter  
    bash  
    binutils  
    bison  
    bzip2  
    bzr  
    cdrdao  
    cdrkit  
    cfv  
    chromium  
    clementine  
    cmake  
    coreutils  
    crda  
    cronie  
    crossover  
    cryptsetup  
    cups  
    cups-pk-helper  
    device-mapper  
    dhcpcd  
    diffutils  
    dnsutils  
    dosfstools  
    dvd+rw-tools  
    e2fsprogs  
    empathy  
    eog  
    evince  
    faenza-icon-theme  
    fakeroot  
    file  
    file-roller  
    filesystem  
    findutils  
    firefox  
    flashplugin  
    flex  
    font-misc-ethiopic  
    foomatic-db-nonfree  
    gawk  
    geany  
    gedit  
    gettext  
    git  
    glibc  
    gnome-calculator  
    gnome-control-center  
    gnome-disk-utility  
    gnome-keyring  
    gnome-screenshot  
    gnome-shell  
    gnome-shell-extensions  
    gnome-system-monitor  
    gnome-terminal  
    gnome-themes-standard  
    gnome-tweak-tool  
    grep  
    groff  
    grub  
    gsfonts  
    gst-libav  
    gst-plugins-bad  
    gst-plugins-base  
    gst-plugins-good  
    gst-plugins-ugly  
    gst-vaapi  
    gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-base-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg  
    gstreamer0.10-good-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-vaapi  
    gufw  
    gutenprint  
    gvfs-mtp  
    gzip  
    haveged  
    hicolor-icon-theme  
    hplip  
    inetutils  
    iproute2  
    iputils  
    ipw2100-fw  
    ipw2200-fw  
    jfsutils  
    k3b  
    kvirc  
    less  
    lib32-alsa-oss  
    lib32-alsa-plugins  
    lib32-gsm  
    lib32-libpulse  
    lib32-libxslt  
    lib32-mpg123  
    lib32-nouveau-dri  
    lib32-nvidia-libgl  
    lib32-nvidia-utils  
    lib32-openal  
    libdvdcss  
    libgnomeui  
    libreoffice-installer  
    libtool  
    libtxc\_dxtn  
    libutil-linux  
    libva-vdpau-driver  
    licenses  
    lightdm  
    lightdm-webkit-greeter  
    lightdm-webkit-theme-antergos  
    linux  
    logrotate  
    lvm2  
    m4  
    make  
    man-db  
    man-pages  
    mcomix  
    mdadm  
    modemmanager  
    mplayer  
    nano  
    nautilus  
    net-tools  
    netctl  
    network-manager-applet  
    networkmanager-openvpn  
    networkmanager-pptp  
    nouveau-dri  
    ntfs-3g  
    ntp  
    nvidia  
    openssh  
    os-prober  
    pacman  
    pacmanxg4  
    patch  
    pciutils  
    pcmciautils  
    pcsx2  
    perl  
    pkg-config  
    pkgfile  
    procps-ng  
    psmisc  
    python-scipy  
    reiserfsprogs  
    s-nail  
    sed  
    shadow  
    splix  
    sudo  
    sysfsutils  
    system-config-printer  
    systemd-sysvcompat  
    tar  
    telepathy-gabble  
    telepathy-haze  
    telepathy-idle  
    telepathy-rakia  
    telepathy-salut  
    texinfo  
    texlive-bibtexextra  
    texlive-core  
    texlive-fontsextra  
    texlive-formatsextra  
    texlive-games  
    texlive-genericextra  
    texlive-htmlxml  
    texlive-humanities  
    texlive-latexextra  
    texlive-music  
    texlive-pictures  
    texlive-plainextra  
    texlive-pstricks  
    texlive-publishers  
    texlive-science  
    texmaker  
    thunderbird  
    transmission-cli  
    transmission-gtk  
    ttf-bitstream-vera  
    ttf-dejavu  
    ttf-freefont  
    ttf-google-fonts  
    ttf-liberation  
    ufw  
    unrar  
    unzip  
    upower  
    usb\_modeswitch  
    usbutils  
    util-linux  
    v86d  
    vi  
    wget  
    which  
    whois  
    wireless\_tools  
    wpa\_actiond  
    xdg-user-dirs-gtk  
    xdiskusage  
    xf86-input-synaptics  
    xf86-video-fbdev  
    xf86-video-nouveau  
    xf86-video-vesa  
    xfburn  
    xfsprogs  
    xnoise  
    xorg-bdftopcf  
    xorg-font-util  
    xorg-fonts-encodings  
    xorg-iceauth  
    xorg-luit  
    xorg-mkfontdir  
    xorg-mkfontscale  
    xorg-server  
    xorg-server-utils  
    xorg-sessreg  
    xorg-setxkbmap  
    xorg-smproxy  
    xorg-x11perf  
    xorg-xauth  
    xorg-xbacklight  
    xorg-xcmsdb  
    xorg-xcursorgen  
    xorg-xdpyinfo  
    xorg-xdriinfo  
    xorg-xev  
    xorg-xgamma  
    xorg-xhost  
    xorg-xinput  
    xorg-xkbcomp  
    xorg-xkbevd  
    xorg-xkbutils  
    xorg-xkill  
    xorg-xlsatoms  
    xorg-xlsclients  
    xorg-xmodmap  
    xorg-xpr  
    xorg-xprop  
    xorg-xrandr  
    xorg-xrdb  
    xorg-xrefresh  
    xorg-xset  
    xorg-xsetroot  
    xorg-xvinfo  
    xorg-xwd  
    xorg-xwininfo  
    xorg-xwud  
    yaourt  
    zd1211-firmware  
    zukitwo-themes
    
  • [edit] After installing AntergOS I tar’ed the entire root director (~7GB), and [i:jhvy7zwc]copied[/i:jhvy7zwc] it to my home directory, as opposed to moving it as I had intended (I hadn’t had any caffeine when I did this, and it was “early”). I have since deleted the file, and so only ~8GB of / are being used, which is what I had expected.[/edit]

    I installed AntergOS last night and then get up my system this morning. It has everything that I had on my Ubuntu system, but is using up about 60% more space. I keep my root directories small, typically, since I’ve never needed more than 20GB, but this explosion of usage leads me to believe that something is wrong.

    I checked my package cache, and its using 1.5 GB, which seems reasonable, but I can’t seem to find the other 5GB of usage. I’d clear out the cache, but the Arch wiki warns against doing that.

    using # xdiskusage I can see that everything seems to be fine (which I’ve included), except for a huge chunk of unexplained data.

    I tried running sudo du -hs, but even with sudo, it kept saying permission denied and my hard drive just made awful grinding sounds so I interuptted it.

    My package list is:

    accountsservice  
    alsa-utils  
    antergos-gnome-defaults-list  
    antergos-keyring  
    antergos-mirrorlist  
    antergos-wallpapers  
    autoconf  
    automake  
    b43-fwcutter  
    bash  
    binutils  
    bison  
    bzip2  
    bzr  
    cdrdao  
    cdrkit  
    cfv  
    chromium  
    clementine  
    cmake  
    coreutils  
    crda  
    cronie  
    crossover  
    cryptsetup  
    cups  
    cups-pk-helper  
    device-mapper  
    dhcpcd  
    diffutils  
    dnsutils  
    dosfstools  
    dvd+rw-tools  
    e2fsprogs  
    empathy  
    eog  
    evince  
    faenza-icon-theme  
    fakeroot  
    file  
    file-roller  
    filesystem  
    findutils  
    firefox  
    flashplugin  
    flex  
    font-misc-ethiopic  
    foomatic-db-nonfree  
    gawk  
    geany  
    gedit  
    gettext  
    git  
    glibc  
    gnome-calculator  
    gnome-control-center  
    gnome-disk-utility  
    gnome-keyring  
    gnome-screenshot  
    gnome-shell  
    gnome-shell-extensions  
    gnome-system-monitor  
    gnome-terminal  
    gnome-themes-standard  
    gnome-tweak-tool  
    grep  
    groff  
    grub  
    gsfonts  
    gst-libav  
    gst-plugins-bad  
    gst-plugins-base  
    gst-plugins-good  
    gst-plugins-ugly  
    gst-vaapi  
    gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-base-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg  
    gstreamer0.10-good-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins  
    gstreamer0.10-vaapi  
    gufw  
    gutenprint  
    gvfs-mtp  
    gzip  
    haveged  
    hicolor-icon-theme  
    hplip  
    inetutils  
    iproute2  
    iputils  
    ipw2100-fw  
    ipw2200-fw  
    jfsutils  
    k3b  
    kvirc  
    less  
    lib32-alsa-oss  
    lib32-alsa-plugins  
    lib32-gsm  
    lib32-libpulse  
    lib32-libxslt  
    lib32-mpg123  
    lib32-nouveau-dri  
    lib32-nvidia-libgl  
    lib32-nvidia-utils  
    lib32-openal  
    libdvdcss  
    libgnomeui  
    libreoffice-installer  
    libtool  
    libtxc\_dxtn  
    libutil-linux  
    libva-vdpau-driver  
    licenses  
    lightdm  
    lightdm-webkit-greeter  
    lightdm-webkit-theme-antergos  
    linux  
    logrotate  
    lvm2  
    m4  
    make  
    man-db  
    man-pages  
    mcomix  
    mdadm  
    modemmanager  
    mplayer  
    nano  
    nautilus  
    net-tools  
    netctl  
    network-manager-applet  
    networkmanager-openvpn  
    networkmanager-pptp  
    nouveau-dri  
    ntfs-3g  
    ntp  
    nvidia  
    openssh  
    os-prober  
    pacman  
    pacmanxg4  
    patch  
    pciutils  
    pcmciautils  
    pcsx2  
    perl  
    pkg-config  
    pkgfile  
    procps-ng  
    psmisc  
    python-scipy  
    reiserfsprogs  
    s-nail  
    sed  
    shadow  
    splix  
    sudo  
    sysfsutils  
    system-config-printer  
    systemd-sysvcompat  
    tar  
    telepathy-gabble  
    telepathy-haze  
    telepathy-idle  
    telepathy-rakia  
    telepathy-salut  
    texinfo  
    texlive-bibtexextra  
    texlive-core  
    texlive-fontsextra  
    texlive-formatsextra  
    texlive-games  
    texlive-genericextra  
    texlive-htmlxml  
    texlive-humanities  
    texlive-latexextra  
    texlive-music  
    texlive-pictures  
    texlive-plainextra  
    texlive-pstricks  
    texlive-publishers  
    texlive-science  
    texmaker  
    thunderbird  
    transmission-cli  
    transmission-gtk  
    ttf-bitstream-vera  
    ttf-dejavu  
    ttf-freefont  
    ttf-google-fonts  
    ttf-liberation  
    ufw  
    unrar  
    unzip  
    upower  
    usb\_modeswitch  
    usbutils  
    util-linux  
    v86d  
    vi  
    wget  
    which  
    whois  
    wireless\_tools  
    wpa\_actiond  
    xdg-user-dirs-gtk  
    xdiskusage  
    xf86-input-synaptics  
    xf86-video-fbdev  
    xf86-video-nouveau  
    xf86-video-vesa  
    xfburn  
    xfsprogs  
    xnoise  
    xorg-bdftopcf  
    xorg-font-util  
    xorg-fonts-encodings  
    xorg-iceauth  
    xorg-luit  
    xorg-mkfontdir  
    xorg-mkfontscale  
    xorg-server  
    xorg-server-utils  
    xorg-sessreg  
    xorg-setxkbmap  
    xorg-smproxy  
    xorg-x11perf  
    xorg-xauth  
    xorg-xbacklight  
    xorg-xcmsdb  
    xorg-xcursorgen  
    xorg-xdpyinfo  
    xorg-xdriinfo  
    xorg-xev  
    xorg-xgamma  
    xorg-xhost  
    xorg-xinput  
    xorg-xkbcomp  
    xorg-xkbevd  
    xorg-xkbutils  
    xorg-xkill  
    xorg-xlsatoms  
    xorg-xlsclients  
    xorg-xmodmap  
    xorg-xpr  
    xorg-xprop  
    xorg-xrandr  
    xorg-xrdb  
    xorg-xrefresh  
    xorg-xset  
    xorg-xsetroot  
    xorg-xvinfo  
    xorg-xwd  
    xorg-xwininfo  
    xorg-xwud  
    yaourt  
    zd1211-firmware  
    zukitwo-themes
    
  • Everything looks normal. The 5GB is actually the total of the entire /usr folder. Everything to the right side of the 5GB is a break down of what makes up the 5GB…does that make sense? I feel like I am not explaining this very well

    EDIT** Nevermind I just noticed your edit to the post haha

    Cheers!

  • No, no, thank you for responding anyway. I learned 2 things: That I can expect replies to even poorly assembled pleas for help as this. (Normally they wouldn’t be this bad but my spring break is almost over and I still have a take home test to take and in class test to make, code to debug, and a thesis to work on.) Secondly that btrfs can do weird things with usage.

    And just FYI that’s ext3.

  • No worries!! Good luck on your thesis!!

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