Your Startup Disk Is Almost Full : How to solve?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by hbaromega, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. hbaromega macrumors newbie

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    I am getting the message "Your Startup Disk Is Almost Full" frequently. I checked my disk space and removed some files from the /home. Now
    Code:
    df -h 
    command shows the following on the terminal :

    Code:
    Filesystem      Size   Used  Avail Capacity  iused   ifree %iused  Mounted on
    /dev/disk1     112Gi  107Gi  4.2Gi    97% 28231154 1090572   96%   /
    devfs          185Ki  185Ki    0Bi   100%      641       0  100%   /dev
    map -hosts       0Bi    0Bi    0Bi   100%        0       0  100%   /net
    map auto_home    0Bi    0Bi    0Bi   100%        0       0  100%   /home
    Seems that map auto_home is still 100% and hence I'm still getting the message. How to get rid of it?
     
  2. smithrh macrumors 68020

    smithrh

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    #2
    Keep deleting files you don't need, or get an external drive and move files there.

    Running a disk that close to full isn't a good practice.
     
  3. hbaromega thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's alright. But still it may not answer the actual issue. Two things:

    1) What the heck is "map auto_home"? Where can I find it through the terminal of finder?

    2) I removed a lot again. But whenever I'm trying to update, my hard drive is getting is filled up. Also I'm not successful in updating since it demands more disk space.
     
  4. smithrh macrumors 68020

    smithrh

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    You may have an app that's creating massive log files for some reason, or an app that's creating other files and taking up space as fast as you can delete files.
     
  5. Morpheo macrumors 65816

    Morpheo

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    #5
    It's a mount point for NFS servers. Nothing to worry about, and this has nothing to do with your disk being almost full. You just have to get rid of a lot of files or copy them to another drive.
     
  6. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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