my /dev/hda7  is @ 98%  

I need to allocate more space to this system.

I don't know how to do this.  Will I need another hard drive or can i get some more space from
the existing hd?

I am running Red Hat 7.1

the df -k command returns the following results.

Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used          Available        Use%      Mounted on
/dev/hda8               256667    104840       138575           44%        /
/dev/hda1                54416      8071          43536             16%       /boot
/dev/hda6              2949028    534204      2265020          20%      /home
/dev/hda5              2949028   1225016     1574208          44%      /usr
/dev/hda7               256667    238409         5006               98%     /var
none                        571184         0             571184             0%     /dev/shm

Thank you
Who is Participating?
MysidiaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What's using up most of the space?

du -h /var |sort -n

Usually it's possible to (for instance) boot into single user mode, move a directory over to /usr and create a symboliclink in the old place to point to the new directory

  mv /var/blah /usr
   ln -s /usr/blah /var
The easy fix for this would be to identify what directory(s) in /var that are the problem (I'd guess /var/log and/or /var/spool) and move those to /usr or /home. Then symlink  them back to /var.
check the files and directories under /var/log.  You may have logfiles
that grown and accumulated over time.  You might want to archive
really old logfiles to tape or DVD-R, then delete them.  If you have
very recent log files that have grown very large, examine them carefully.
They may be filling up with messages related to some failed process
or service that need to be fixed.

CleavisAuthor Commented:
/var/log & /var/spool are very small

i need to steal some space from another filesystem or add an additional hd.
CleavisAuthor Commented:
I see. This will work well for my application. Thank You
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.