I’ve gotten myself into a hole and need help digging myself out.
i installed nextcloud, synced a folder from an external drive that was larger than the drive nextcloud was installed on preventing me from logging into the system. i then deleted nextcloud but the files remain, somewhere, and i still can’t login. need to know where/how to remove the synced files from this external drive and clean up the system.
nextcloud snap was installed on a desktop running ubuntu 22 for local use. that is, only accessible on local wifi for personal cloud use in a home setting syncing files between a few devices and some external drives. i synced a folder from one of these external drives that was larger than the local drive nextcloud was installed on. this severely dragged down the performance of the system from the now lack of resources available. while the system was up i tried removing the synced folder from the nextcloud desktop app to no affect, the files were still on the system. upon restart ubuntu was unable to complete bootup and present the GUI login.
i then ATL-F2 to another terminal to login and see what is going on. root showed 100% full. i was unable to find where the files were located or instructions on how to cleanup - some snap/nextcloud file locations would not respond to sudo ls or cd commands so i had no vision into where the file glut was. so i figured i’d just uninstall the snap. however, that didn’t work either as synced files were backed up, again somewhere. cli showed a huge swapfile so i deleted that. still doesn’t work.
i’m on the cusp of just reinstalling ubuntu but wanted to check in the community to see if someone can help me.
thank you in advance