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Old 06-01-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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disappearing hard drive space


when i download, the file disappears, but it takes up space like its been downloaded. where did the file go, and more importantly, how do i find it. my space keeps disappearing

find / -iname file - turned up nothing

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Old 06-01-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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how did you try to download?
 
Old 06-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
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using jdownloader
 
Old 06-01-2015, 12:24 PM   #4
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Could it be downloading stuff to a hidden dot folder?
 
Old 06-01-2015, 12:28 PM   #5
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It looks like jdownloader supports auto-extracting archive files, could it be extracting the file automatically and then deleting the original? Any new files or directories showing up in your home folder or the download location?
 
Old 06-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #6
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no hidden folders - its baffling. thnx for your help by the way
 
Old 06-01-2015, 12:43 PM   #7
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did you look in the /tmp folder?

the JAVA downloader ?

well never needed a windows tool ( windows needs this) on linux but ....

What did YOU set the default download folder to be ?????????

~/Downloads ?????
or is it using a Microsoft default
THE DESKTOP FOLDER ???


some are more decoration than a real folder
 
Old 06-01-2015, 12:45 PM   #8
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its to a network folder, nothing in /tmp or jdownloader. its downloading, can see it gobbling up space. do df before and after download
 
Old 06-01-2015, 12:58 PM   #9
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How about going to the root of the network mount, running "tree -h > initial.out", running the download, then "tree -h > final.out", and "diff initial.out final.out"?
 
Old 06-01-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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did something similar and narrowed it to this folder but the file is not there. but the space is gone.
 
Old 06-01-2015, 01:11 PM   #11
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If you reboot, is the space recovered? If so, then something is deleting the file while another process still has it open, so the inode is kept even though the reference to it is gone. If not, then there is a file somewhere that is taking up the space, you just have to find it. Where is the space being taken up, on the remote mount or on your local drive?
 
Old 06-01-2015, 01:14 PM   #12
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did the reboot and its the same. its saving to a network folder. the download completes but the file is not there. but the space is gone
 
Old 06-01-2015, 01:17 PM   #13
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If a reboot doesn't fix it, then the file is there, you just have to find it. Use "tree -ha" on the root of the network mount before and after the download and then diff them, it should be pretty easy to see the files that have been added and their sizes.
 
Old 06-01-2015, 01:27 PM   #14
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ok. thnx for the help everybody
 
Old 06-01-2015, 02:45 PM   #15
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I assume JD renamed the file. You can configure a download directory and you only need to check that dir (or you can try lsof -p <pid> on JD to check files handled by this app).
 
  


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