[ALUG] No space for Audacity
alug_cdw at the-walker-household.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 12:04:34 GMT 2016
On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:01:33 +0000
steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:
> On 12/01/16 20:05, Bill Hill wrote:
> > On 12/01/2016 19:03, Chris Walker wrote:
> >> it was taking a long time. It's trying to rsync /proc/kcore and
> >> it's
> > /proc is a virtual filesystem - no real files, just a
> > "filesystem-like" view into the current state of the system. For
> > example, /proc/meminfo is a summary of the state of the system's
> > memory usage, or /proc/423/cmdline is the command line options for
> > process 423, or /proc/fs/ext4/mmcblk0p2/options is a list of the
> > current mount options of ext4 filesystem on partition 2 of device
> > mmcblk0p2 And /proc/kcore is a look into the current kernel
> > addressable memory space. Some of it will be real memory, most
> > won't. So, you don't need to and shouldn't back up anything
> > in /proc Or for that matter some of the other virtual/temporary
> > file systems, e.g. /sys or possibly /tmp.
> > Bill
> You know that list that started this:
It's because of that and the continuing problems that I need an
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> devtmpfs 3.0G 0 3.0G 0% /dev
> tmpfs 3.0G 1.4M 3.0G 1% /dev/shm
> tmpfs 3.0G 940K 3.0G 1% /run
> /dev/sdb5 7.6G 7.2G 0 100% /
> /dev/sdb7 7.6G 5.6G 1.7G 78% /usr
> tmpfs 3.0G 0 3.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
> tmpfs 3.0G 88K 3.0G 1% /tmp
> /dev/sdb8 849G 202G 647G 24% /home
> tmpfs 597M 12K 597M 1% /run/user/1000
> A quick rule (that I've just invented) is probably back up anything
> that has a file system tmpfs or
> In my rsync backup job I have --exclude-from=excludefilelist
> excludefilelist contains (amongst other things)
I've created a script to do the rsync stuff and have added those to the
> Be careful if you back the disk somewhere on the same disk.
> (Actually, in Linux, you probably have to be careful about this
> almost every time).
It's being backed up to a 1TB disc which is fixed in the machine and is
used as a transit storage between the linux side and Windows 10 (the
machine dual boots).
> Imagine you are backing up all files on /.
> You are backing up to /mnt/externaldrive.
> /mnt/externaldrive is a subdirectory of /. If you back up / it will
> back up to /mnt/externaldrive that will begin to fill up. Eventually
> as the backup proceeds, it will start backing up /mnt/externaldrive.
> This directory includes all the files that it's backed up already, so
> it backs them up. As it does this, there are more files in
> /mnt/externaldrive, which it backs up, until your disk fills up.
> The solution is to exclude the mount point for your backup drive, or
> all mount points (as I have done).
The drive to which I'm doing the backup is mounted
as /media/Disc_Swap_Space/ so /media/ was already on the exclude list.
I also have a NAS drive which is also mounted at /media/. I've fallen
at that hurdle before!
> I hope that gives you some pointers
Indeed it does. Thanks too to Bill Hill for his ideas.
I want to wipe everything from this drive and re-install with the
latest release of Mageia 5. I also want to repartition the disc to
avoid running out of space in the future. Is there a good guide
somewhere that people would advise me to look at before doing that?
I realise that I can just search for something but I want a guide that
people think is the definitive guide and one that can be trusted for
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