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No free space on SD-card

  • Hi all
    I’ve no de why, but I’ve no space on SD-Card. It’s 8GB and there is just Rapsian+MM+ some modules+VNC. Could be the problem any module, that it stores locally a lot of data? I’ve:
    Current Weather
    MMM-AirQuality by CFenner
    calendar_monthly by KirAsh4
    MMM-Netatmo by CFenner
    MMM-NetworkScanner by ianperrin
    MMM-WunderGround by RedNax67

    And now, after restart Raspberry do not start at all 😞

    So, how to check the data? how to find the biggest files? How to delete them? I can put SD into Mac or Win machine…

    and what to do to not happen in future again?

    thanks, Zdenek

  • Module Developer

    @zdenek sounds more like a defective sd-card if the Pi won’t start at all.

  • @broberg ok, it starts, there is planty of rows with green OK on the left, than monitor goes to clean and it’s just “black” - like GUI doesn’t start

  • Moderator

    could check if there is a file named core inside of your MagicMirror folder. Snille had an issue which created this huge file:

  • @yawns nope 😞 actually, there is about 40 MB and it starts. So, Raspberry is running. I huess 8GB should be enough. Or not? How to find biggets file and delete?

  • Moderator

    try to run this on console:
    find -type f -exec du -Sh {} + | sort -rh | head -n 5

    This should bring up the 5 biggest files

  • @yawns said in No free space on SD-card:

    find -type f -exec du -Sh {} + | sort -rh | head -n 5

    thanks, but it didn’t find any abnormal larg file

    43M	./MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/dist/electron
    37M	./.electron/
    15M	./MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/dist/
    14M	./MagicMirror/node_modules/clarinet/test/twitter.js
    14M	./MagicMirror/node_modules/clarinet/samples/twitter.json

    so, could be there a milions of small (let say 1MB) files/logs? I’ve no problem to buy bigger SD, but if there asi any problem with growing files, even 1TB SD card will be one day full…

  • Moderator

    Are you really sure your sd card is full?
    Please run df -h to check for disk space (maybe you need to run sudo df -h, not sure)

  • @yawns

    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root       6.1G  5.7G   48M 100% /
    devtmpfs        458M     0  458M   0% /dev
    tmpfs           462M     0  462M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs           462M  6.3M  456M   2% /run
    tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
    tmpfs           462M     0  462M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/mmcblk0p6   66M   22M   44M  34% /boot
    tmpfs            93M     0   93M   0% /run/user/1000
    /dev/mmcblk0p5   30M  1.6M   27M   6% /media/pi/SETTINGS

    I guess the last 2GB is recovery or smthg like that

  • @zdenek Did you delete all the stuff not used for a mirror? From the complete setup tutorial: sudo apt-get remove --purge idle3 java-common libreoffice* minecraft-pi scratch nuscratch penguinspuzzle python-minecraftpi python3-minecraftpi smartsim sonic-pi wolfram-engine