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More likely the photos, I think.

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Depending on how they were saved?

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7,863 songs good for 20 days 23 hours and 11 minutes. Got Fats Domino going at the moment . Was playing Maggie Bell till the good lady looked down the hall and said "WHAT THE HELL YOU PLAYING" I took the hint.

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My collection runs to over 15,000. About 3/4 of it is in .flac format (bigger files than mp3). It takes up something like 260 GB. Your collection isn't likely to be anywhere near that big. It must be the pictures.

I suggest you set a smaller system reserve space on your HDD. By default, it's set at 5%. For you, that's 25 GB. 1 or 2% would be more reasonable.

sudo tune2fs -m x /dev/sdXY

You'll need to set x to the percentage you wish. XY needs to be the partition you're changing.

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nubimax wrote:

7,863 songs good for 20 days 23 hours and 11 minutes. Got Fats Domino going at the moment . Was playing Maggie Bell till the good lady looked down the hall and said "WHAT THE HELL YOU PLAYING" I took the hint.

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Grab some Celtic. She'll probably ask you to download for her to listen on her own. 😉 I find it relaxing to listen to while doing things.

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My collection runs to over 15,000. About 3/4 of it is in .flac format (bigger files than mp3). It takes up something like 260 GB. Your collection isn't likely to be anywhere near that big. It must be the pictures.

I suggest you set a smaller system reserve space on your HDD. By default, it's set at 5%. For you, that's 25 GB. 1 or 2% would be more reasonable.

sudo tune2fs -m x /dev/sdXY

You'll need to set x to the percentage you wish. XY needs to be the partition you're changing.

I know this is going to sound like a stupid question due to not understanding, but would he run out of room quicker then with his pictures if the setting of reserve is lowered? Sorry. Feeble brain trying to grasp the idea.

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Georgiaboy wrote:

I know this is going to sound like a stupid question due to not understanding, but would he run out of room quicker then with his pictures if the setting of reserve is lowered?

No, the other way around. (wfg correct me if I am wrong!). As I understand it, the system reserve is an amount of storage space reserved for things directly to do with the operating system. It is thus not available for "normal" use such as saving pictures or music. If you make the reserve smaller, the part of the drive that is inaccessible is smaller, and thus more becomes available for the user.

If I remember rightly, a while back there was a tendency towards default values for the system reserve being too high. The reason was that they were set assuming smaller drives than were current on the market. Say, the system needs 2 GB, and you assume a 20 GB drive, you need 10% as system reserve. If the computer has a 200 GB drive rather than the assumed 20 GB, then you suddenly have 20 GB as reserve. Ten times more than the system needs, and a waste of disk space.

I think wfg's suggestion is probably sensible.

(my god, did I really just write that???? 😦 )

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The music only takes up 35.6 GB so it must be the photos there are a lot of them.
several hundred just from the kid's trip to Africa. plus most of the family photos, and a bunch from Nick'o

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You might want to think about getting an external drive for the photos.

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Mick, you're only partially correct. The system reserve is also there to ward off file fragmentation. It's why Linux has such a good reputation for not fragmenting HDD's. Basically, ext3 is pretty good at avoiding fragmented files. Until 95% HDD capacity is used. Then that goes out the window like jumping off a cliff. ext4 was supposed to, among other things, lessen that limitation and be even better at dealing with fragmentation. Well that 95% is mostly still there. Otherwise, yes, you are correct.

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@ audiomick I have an 1.5 TB external hard drive with all the photos on it. I also use it for backups. Now I think I might get another external hard drive to back up the 1.5 TB external hard drive I do not want to lose those photos. I lost several thousand photos that I took in the far east back in the early 60s.
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