Re: disappeared hard disk space
On 16 August 2011 08:36, Simon Chen <email@example.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.
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