2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2012 3:30 PM by russfromport moody
russfromport moody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I am running 10.6 server on a quad core mac server


The server has a 120 GB SSD and this is the startup disk


I've got 342 Mb left on the drive and need to remove items


In the directory, after calculating all sizes in view options, there is nowhere near that much space taken up on the drive


so, there must be hidden files? or?


Can someone help please? Thanks!



Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (284,955 points)

    Try a program such as Disk Inventory X or OmniDiskSweeper.



  • russfromport moody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, so I used the terminal to show all files and it turns out that all the software updates were being downloaded and not installed. So, 112 GB of downloaded updates in the hidden folder, 'Private' and then burried 6 or 7 levels below. Actual size of info to run OSX Server was under 7GB. What a pain.


    Thanks for your advice Niel. I did'nt see this before I solved it but I really appreciate you replying to my post! Thanks!