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I'm running Fedora 15 with LVM2. The contents of whole folders are disappearing after a few days! I put a file somewhere and a week later the folder is cleaned out. If there's a large # of files, they don't necessarily all disappear at once.
Directory structures are left intact. There's nothing in Lost+Found. Running on an Acer Laptop. Have never had a problem like this before, but I always used ext3.
I don't want to reinstall Fedora and use ext3, but the current situation is unnacceptable, even if everything is backed up.
Anyone heard of this or have some advice? I usually hang closer to the newbie forums, so I'd appreciate any help you all can offer.
files from which location are getting deleted and is ur root a lvm too because if thats the case then the system wont work neither will it work if ur home directory is deleting files at random
.. if u can be specific please
my mistake. partition #1 is ext4 (boot), partition 2 is LVM2. Within that partition #2, there are logical volumes. The only place there is a problem is with the largest volume, mounted at /tmp -- that's the one that loses files.
Thank you, a straight answer! It is set up that way because after installing Fedora 15 the volume was mounted at /tmp and /var/tmp -- which I found when I started filling the home folder and running out of room too quickly.
So I'm wondering if maybe I just don't know how to read what's below or if the volume is in fact mounted at /tmp and /var/tmp and I need to change that. I'm looking at the volume labeled lv_root that is most of my 60GB hard drive and df says it's mounted at /tmp.
I will try making some new directories at / and move the files there.
This thread probably belongs in the newbie forum, apologies...
Those folder names are arbitrary but you get the idea. You shouldn't mount a filesystem under any tmp directory (that includes /var/tmp) unless it is truly meant to just limit the size available for tmp.