Re: space concern
Mark Grieveson schrieb:
From this, I determined that, for some reason, the var directory now
occupied over 18 GBs. So, I subsequently run the command
debian:/home/mark# du --max-depth=1 -m /var | sort -g, which indicated
that most of the space was in /var/archives. The contents are:
debian:/home/mark# ls /var/archives
I had installed a program "backup-manager", which I tried to run, but
since I saw nothing, I thought nothing of it. I now speculate that
maybe it was creating repeated backups, given the dates of these files.
So, for those more in the know, can I delete these files in
/var/archives? I've since uninstalled backup-manager. And how should I
backup my system?
You should check if the files with date 20051024 have the same or
nearly the same size as the files with date 20051025. If they have
you can delete the files with the date string 20051024.
The other files I would move to another drive or burn to a CD/DVD-RW
if you have no other hard-drives.
You should find out if "backup-manager" is able to make incremential
backups, so that the whole drives is backed up just one time and in
following backups only the files wich have changed will be saved.
Having your real files and the backups on the same drive doesn't
make sense to me, because if your hard drive crashes the backups
will also be lost.