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Old 07-20-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
Lleb_KCir
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df -h not reporting correct amoutn, help...


hello, this is again something to do with my stupidity in trying to run debian-unstable, boy is it, anyways i wanted to backup my /home/user directory to my laptop before i attempted to install a new distro or put debian-sarge back on it to get rid of xorg and the issues it is causing with my system.

so to make sure i have the storage space on my laptop i run df -h my home partition has 1.2G used and over 20G free. kewl no big deal

here is the big deal... when i run the exact same command on the workstation i get the followign:

Code:
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3             6.5G  3.9G  2.3G  63% /
tmpfs                 507M  4.0K  507M   1% /dev/shm
/dev/hda4             115G  9.5G  100G   9% /home
/dev/hda2              20G  6.0G   14G  31% /home/ray/wind
now with that being the case, how is it that i am still coping over files and my laptop is now at:

[edited to add] this was the first df -h i ran on the laptop before i started the scp

Code:
ray@laptop:~/oldhome$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2             5.5G  3.7G  1.6G  70% /
tmpfs                 126M     0  126M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda1             228M   11M  206M   5% /boot
/dev/hda4              22G  1.2G   20G   6% /home

below is the current one...

Code:
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2             5.5G  3.7G  1.6G  70% /
tmpfs                 126M     0  126M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda1             228M   11M  206M   5% /boot
/dev/hda4              22G   17G  4.3G  80% /home

ok i am no math wiz, but 1.2 + 9.5 do not equal 17+ WTF is going on here?

Last edited by Lleb_KCir; 07-20-2005 at 11:57 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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ok figured it out. df was reporting correctly, i had forgotten i had hda3 mounted to home in a directory. impressive that scp not only copied the home dir on that partition, but started digging into the windows partition and was coping windows over too *grins*

do not need all of that, so adjusted my fstab on the workstation and am trying agian.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 03:38 PM   #3
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ok now i am a bit pissed.

i have # out all mounted external storage be it a windows share, a windows partition, what ever and that leaves the /home on my workstation at 9.5G used.

i scp -r user@IP:/home/user /home/user/oldhome

let it run

now my 22G /home partition on my laptop is FULL. WTF is going on, how in the world does 1.2 + 9.5 = more then 10.7.

nothing in logic tells me that 1.2+9.5 will ever be more then 10.7.. i could see the df -h reading it as much as maybe 11G, but no way in h3ll should it be reading 22G...

someone please tell me exactly what in the world is going on, and how do i prevent this from happening again. i only want the 9.5G registered by the df -h on the workstation copied over NOTHING MORE.

/pissed
 
  


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