Ubuntu :: Deleted File Space Not Released?

May 24, 2011

I updated my computer yesterday and ever since when I delete something from my second hard drive it no longer goes into the trash. It not only does that but does not release disk space so now I have a blocked hard drive. I have tried deleting .trash-1000 as root but that only created a folder called .trash-0 and did not do anything. I am running kubuntu lucid lynx kernel ver. 2.6.32-31-generic

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Ubuntu :: Deleted File Still There, Somewhere, Taking Up Space?

May 16, 2010

I recently made the dumb mistake of using tar to make a backup of my "/" on my "/" when my "/" didn't have near enough space to store the backup. I received a warning message, so I canceled the terminal process and used nautilus to delete what amount of the backup had already been saved. That didn't seem to free up any space on my "/" like it should have, though. In an effort to find any hidden trash files that needed to be deleted, I used this terminal command:


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Ubuntu Servers :: Deleted Log Files Taking Up Huge Disk Space?

Sep 7, 2010

My /var/ partition continues to fill up on all my servers, and it is because the logs in /var/log/apache2 or /var/log/mysql are being deleted during log rotate, but their file handles are being held open. Thus, a "du -sh /var/log" shows the correct values, but "df | grep /var" shows something much different.

It seems that the log files rotate, however if I run "lsof | grep deleted" it returns lots of files that are no longer visible in the directory, however refuse to clear themselves off the disk.

The only way I have found to make these log files go away (and thus clear up the disk space on the partition I should have) is to restart either apache or mysql, depending on which process has huge sized log files being held open.

Is it just me, or is this a big flaw in the way linux works, that it can't figure out how to release file handle for a log so the disk space can be reclaimed? This is happening to me a lot lately.

Here is some output from one of my web servers so you can see what I am seeing...

root@web49:~# df -h | grep /var$
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 9.2G 6.1G 2.7G 70% /var
root@web49:~# du -sh /var


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Mar 13, 2011

I used photorec to recover lost files and it brought up 70gb worth of files, when I was done looking through them I deleted these files. but these files still seem to be taking up my disk space. When I try to access my trash bin with root I get a message that reads...."The folder contents could not be displayed. sorry, could not display all the contents of "trash": operation not supported." if I open my trash bin when I'm not in root, the bin is empty.

How do I free up my disk space?

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May 3, 2010

My main storage partition got full, so I'm deleting files to make room. However, df -k keeps reporting no space available on that partition (/disk). Here's the output of the command several minutes apart while another process is deleting a 30G of space:What can I do to make the space available immediately?

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Jul 22, 2010

So I transfered a few folders with videos in them to the public folder on an Ubuntu 10.04 laptop I have from my Ubuntu 10.04 64bit laptop. When I wanted to delete the folder I didn't have permission so I ran "gksudo nautilus" so I could delete it as root. So I deleted the folder but I did not get the space back!

I went to /.local/Shared/Trash and one of the folders I deleted was there but deleting it didn't get that space back either.

I did some searching but most of what I find doesn't help or tells me to look in the folder /.local/Shared/Trash folder but that didn't help any.

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General :: Recover A Deleted File Using The Ext3 File System?

Jan 10, 2011

I used the ext3 format when I formatted my partition prior to installing Ubuntu10.10. I had accidentally deleted a file and began the process to get it back. It wasn't critical but helpful to recover the file. To make a long story short I ran into to some unexpected road blocks. I tried to use PhotoRec to get the job done but with no success.

I'm just looking down the road in the event I might have to recover something important.If it would be better going back to the Fat32 file system I would rather do it sooner than later. Just as a side note I am dual booting between linux and windows.

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Aug 28, 2010

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Jun 17, 2010

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Jan 13, 2010

Is there a way to undelete a just-deleted file in JFS? I can't seem to find any information on it. I'd have sworn I did this before but didn't save the steps.

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Ubuntu :: Recovering Deleted 9gb 7z File

Aug 17, 2010

A friend had a 320 gig hdd he wanted me to back up. I saved all the files in a folder "Documents & Settings" and even made a 7z archive out of it. I used a 1tb mybook and copied the files to it then tried to delete it. Now i had recovered the files using ubuntu, but moved them to my windows partition. When i got on windows 7 and tried to delete the directory "documents & settings" i got an error saying some files had names that were too large or something like that. So i went on ubuntu and deleted the files from my windows partition without moving them to the ubuntu partition.

Well my 1tb drive just broke so i lost the files on there. Now im trying to back the files up using ubuntu. I am running scalpel at the moment, and it hasnt found anything at all. I really dont know if i set up the configuration file right. I just started scanning my other hdd that contains the linux boot. It has just started so i am not sure if it will find anything or not.

But incase it doesnt, how do i set up the config file to find the file? There are two things i deleted off of my windows partition. a 7z file archive which was the 9GB directory "Documents and Settings" zipped, and the actual folder Documents and Settings.

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Dec 31, 2010

I would like to ask if there is a way of preventing a file from being deleted, but still retaining the option of editing it. I know that I can set write access off with chmod, but that would also mean that I can't edit the file any more. What I would like to achieve is to make it impossible to remove a file on which I am working.

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Ubuntu :: Recovering Deleted File?

Apr 9, 2011

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Apr 12, 2010

lol title says it all, im pretty new with using ubuntu and was messing around, I honestly dont reember what i was trying to do, but anyway, it ended up with me deleting the /usr/bin/ld file, it didnt really change anything and everything performed as normal untill i tried to compile some c++ code a few days later. now its giving me the error, collect2: cannot find 'ld', ive been searching all over looking for how I can get it back or reinstall it, seems no one else was dumb enough to do what i did lol forgot to mention, its not in the recycling bin because I override the file, then deleted it..

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Jul 26, 2010

I recently accidentally (permanently) deleted a bunch of files off my computer. I used "foremost" to recover all my images, but there are still a bunch of videos that need to be recovered. The problem is that foremost seems to have also recovered a crapload of files from before i switched to ubuntu (i just removed windoze today) so i have a LOT of jpg images right now (over 400,000) and i don't want to deal with that many video files!How do i recover my recently deleted videos without getting a bunch that i don't want?? (can i specify the folder they were deleted from or something?)PS: i used this code to recover my picturesCode:sudo foremost -t jpg -i /dev/sda1

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Jan 27, 2011

I am running into a very strange problem where my my .htaccess file keep getting deleted.Attempted scenarios ftp upload file.txt rename to .htaccess ftp upload .htaccess ssh - wget url/.htaccess ssh - wget url/htaccess.txt, rename to .htaccess


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Jun 28, 2010

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Mar 14, 2011

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General :: Ubuntu - Recover A File Deleted Using Rm Command

Jul 9, 2010

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Is there any free undelete software for the Mac?

I have accidentally deleted a very-very important file in my Linux (Ubuntu) machine using the command rm.

Is there any way to recover it?

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Mar 5, 2010

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May 12, 2010

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Mar 30, 2011

I deleted a conifg file on an external hardrive that I'm trying to recover but it did not go to ubuntu trash can. Where did it go to?

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Jun 25, 2011

By naming one of my folders wrong I thought I don't need it anymore and pressed delete button while holding shift. Is there any way I could get that folder back? (I'm actually looking for the file inside that folder - .conky config file to be more precise) I've tried scalpel and extundelete, but none of them worked.

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May 14, 2010

What is the latest kernel released for lucid? I have linux headers and linux headers but I do not think they are correct.

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Apr 7, 2011

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Mar 10, 2010

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Dec 22, 2010

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Jul 18, 2010

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May 11, 2010

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the directory up (now containing 4 files), using this command:

zip -r directory.zip directory/

When I then unzipped directory.zip, the file I deleted was in there again. I couldn't believe this, so I zipped up the directory again, and the file reappeared again but this time could not be opened because the operating system said it didn't exist or something. I don't remember the exact error, and I cannot make this happen again. why a file that was deleted from a directory would reappear in that directory after it was zipped up?

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Jan 10, 2011

I had been uploading pictures from camera to download fold. Had a lot in there. Thought right click delete would just delete the pictures. Deleted folder too.

How can I get the download folder back?

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