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Old 04-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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How to Check Correct Disk Usage




Hi All,

I want to check the disk usage of a mounted windows shared folder from Linux box. When I check using du -sh it shows larger size than the original size that shows in windows system. Please let me know the command to find the correct disk usage which is equal when checking in windows as well as in Linux.
 
Old 04-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Hmmm ... does windows add up the individual files sizes, or does it take
into account the occupied "clusters"?
 
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Hi Tinkster

Thank you for responding immly. It seems it adds up the individual file sizes.
 
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That explains the discrepancy, then ...

du (as it's name suggests: disk usage) gives you
the space that is made unusable for other purposes. In other
words a 1 byte file will still take 4096b (or whatever the cluster
size for the particular fs you're looking at is) away ...



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