[ubuntu-uk] Copying files from a reiser3 partition to LVM problem

Mark Allison home at markallison.co.uk
Fri Jun 20 23:29:42 BST 2008

Hi there,

I have a frustrating issue.

I have three disks in my Ubuntu 8.04 home server configured as follows:

> df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2             7.8G  2.5G  5.1G  33% /
/dev/sdc1             466G  436G   31G  94% /var/lib/backuppc_old
                      531G  531G   20K 100% /var/lib/backuppc

> mount
/dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sdc1 on /var/lib/backuppc_old type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/backupvg-backuplv on /var/lib/backuppc type xfs (rw)

I am trying to copy all files from /var/lib/backuppc_old to
/var/lib/backuppc. When I copy the files, the /var/lib/backuppc
partition always fills up although it is 100GB bigger. I don't
understand why. /var/lib/backuppc_old is resierfs 3.6.19 set at
defaults when created. /var/lib/backuppc is an LVM partition and I
have tried creating ext3, reiser3 and xfs on the logical volume - but
they all fill up before the copy is complete.

Can anyone explain what's going on? I've spent hours and hours and
hours on this problem.


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