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#1 2018-12-19 14:39:21

slv
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Registered: 2017-01-17
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Reclaiming space

Hello

I have VM with Bunsen on VirtualBOX. After some time I realized that my VM is big (I downloaded some files ...) and at the moment:
/dev/sda4       266G   28G  225G  11% /home
filesystem is ext4

I deleted files and at the moment its able to reclaim space from this partition.
But question is how to do that?

Regards
Slawek

Last edited by slv (2018-12-19 18:47:02)

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#2 2018-12-19 18:18:58

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Re: Reclaiming space


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#3 2018-12-19 18:35:23

slv
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Re: Reclaiming space

nope ... I need to shrink this partition wink

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#4 2018-12-19 20:04:21

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Re: Reclaiming space

slv wrote:

nope ... I need to shrink this partition wink

Virtualbox wrote:

Note 2: You can not shrink a guest drive with VirtualBox due to the inherent danger of loosing data or making the guest non-bootable.

In that case you could back up any data you want, then create a VM of the size you need, and reinstall the guest OS.

There is also How To Reduce The Size Of VirtualBox VMs , as one example search result.

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#5 2018-12-21 06:36:18

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Re: Reclaiming space

doesn't virtualbox default to resizing the vm file dynamically?
have you checked if your vm files actually really do take up all that space on your host? because i think not.

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