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how to find out how much space left on Linux or UNIX server ?

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Hi experts,

I am new to Linux and UNIX. I just wonder how to find out the hard drive space left on LINUX or UNIX server? How should we plan for the database space usage, I mean how much ahead should we re-oreder hard drive space? thanks.
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on Unix or Linux , you can use:

$df -k

It's hard to say. You may have to to work with the developer and data owner to set the plan up.
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On linux, use:
$ df -h
This prints it out in "human" readable form.

On Unix, I use:
$ df -Mk
This rearranges the columns so that it is more easily read.

As to database size, I would build a development DB and put it through the grind. Try to emulate real life scenarios, and real life dml, this will give you an estimate of what kind of disk space you will need.

Remember, disks are pretty cheap these days, and have huge storage capacities. Do you plan on using a RAID, SAN, or just use the internal drives that come with the server? There's many options, storage wise.
Good luck...

-rdf
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