When a disk partition is at 90% capacity it should be treated as full. The final 10% needs to be reserved for breathing room for the operating system and/or applications which need temporary space to function, changes to files, and bad sectors on the disk. Ideally, the partition will never even get to 80%, but what…

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About Jennifer

Jennifer (aka Pixie) has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field, which includes 13+ years of Systems Administration, 16+ years of developing and implementing technical documentation and training, and 14+ years of supporting OnBase. She has extensive experience with OnBase, SQL, and a firm foundation in computer science. Despite this, she considers herself a well-adjusted nerd with hobbies including gardening (poorly), archery, and knitting in public.