Saturday, September 20, 2014

OS X Start-up Disk is Full?

I have faced a situation where my OS X start up disk reached 100% usage and machine become drastically slow. I realized that I need to find the culprit files for this growth and delete/back-up them.
I used following command on my terminal to find out the files which are greater than 1GB on my start up disk.

sudo find -x / -type f -size +1G
From the above command I found that some of my VirtualBox images caused this growth and then backed them up to some other partition.

Next, I need to find a way to make my VirtualBox to not use my start-up disk. :-)


Mariangela Hills said...

I too got the same message recently. Thanks, this post was very useful!

Nirmal Fernando said...

Thanks Mari! Glad that you find it useful.