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Re: disappeared hard disk space

On 16 August 2011 08:36, Simon Chen <deva1984@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I need your help to find out what happened to my hard disk. The problem I've
> met is according to the used space in my /dev/sda8, there should be 6G left.
> But there's only 1G now. I can't move a file larger to 1G to that partition.
> Tried, but failed. I've also run some test and repairs. Unfortunately
> nothing's changed. Now I show you the results.
> deva@kyley:~$ df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda3             9.2G  7.3G  1.5G  84% /
> tmpfs                 5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /lib/init/rw
> tmpfs                 200M  872K  199M   1% /run
> udev                  992M     0  992M   0% /dev
> tmpfs                 399M   84K  399M   1% /run/shm
> /dev/sda4             184M   32M  143M  19% /boot
> /dev/sda6             5.0G  1.8G  3.0G  38% /home
> /dev/sda8              91G   85G  937M  99% /home/deva/iwish
> /dev/sda1             9.4G  6.1G  3.3G  66% /home/deva/deka
> /dev/sda5              33G   30G  2.6G  93% /home/deva/kon
> 5G space's just vanished. It cannot be journal. At least before yesterday
> sum of used and free sizes always equaled total size, refered to "df". So
> far as I could recall, the mistake may be that I deleted a directory in that
> partition when a extraction of files was running unnoticed into the same
> directory. Anyhow it was deleted afterwards.

Are you using 'rsnapshot' for your backups by any chance? I've known
that to eat up h/d space with ease, it happened to me twice, so i've
stopped using it.

Take care
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