Reload Server Out of Disk Space - How to Find Large Files Consuming the Disk

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The volume on the Linux server running Reload has run out of disk space.  How do I check for large files that are using up the space?


Try the following syntax using the Linux FIND command:

find /<path from root> -type f -size +<filesize> -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $NF ": " $5 }'

EXAMPLE (looking for any files over 50 MB from the root volume):

find / -type f -size +50M -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $NF ": "$5 }'

GWAVA support doesn't support this command as far as its usage is concerned and cannot answer any questions regarding it.  This is shared as a helpful troubleshooting tool to locate large files. For further information on its usage, you may want to research it on the Internet or contact Novell technical support.

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 2117.