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Old 03-23-2004, 07:47 AM   #1
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AS 2.1 disk usage


I'm running redhat AS 2.1 and hopefully someone can help me figure out what is going on with my disk usage.

I have my system send me an email every hour to tell me what my disk stats (using df -h) are and as the day progresses my disk space left goes to zero. But I can't tell where it is going. I have used "du" on each directory off the root at different times after my "df" has changed significantly > 1 GB and there is no difference.

So my system went from 2.7 GB available to 1.5 GB available with no difference in the disk usage.

Anyone have any clues? Is there some phantom file(s) that don't show up when you do a du -hs on a directory?

Thanks for any help.

Buck
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:06 AM   #2
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did you check the logfiles?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:12 AM   #3
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Which logfiles? My log file directory usage is unchanged. As far as checking a particular log file for something, no. I've browsed a few of them but nothing jumps out that would cause my harddrvie to have 1GB eaten up without showing up in the directory structure.

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Old 03-23-2004, 09:31 AM   #4
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I asked you if you looked into your logfiles already because in several cases I noticed a difference between what's reported by du and by df.
du tells you exactly how many bytes a file counts while I think df reports the number of blocks which are allocated to a file.
If /var/log fills up it can lead to huge discrepancies.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:50 AM   #5
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Thanks, I looked through the log files using ls -RSlh and the sizes look like they match up.
 
  


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