Recommended hard drive diet?

David Armour d.f.armour at shaw.ca
Mon Dec 18 07:13:12 UTC 2006


hello Cameron

Thanks for your reply. 
> 
> David Armour wrote:
> 
> >sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /   ...produces:      
> 
> >26G     /var
> 
> >sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /var
> 
> >26G     /var/backup
> 
> >... something doesn't seem to add up, and I'm wondering what I should 
> >look for?
> 
> That seems to add up, roughly. Whats in your /var/backup directory that
> you can delete?
> 
This is one of those experiences where I wonder if I could register for legally
blind? And here's what's in there (heavily snipped!):

2006-04-21_15.14.00.588810.workhorse2.ful
2006-04-22_00.00.02.999397.workhorse2.inc
2006-04-23_00.00.02.663896.workhorse2.inc
2006-04-24_00.00.02.308743.workhorse2.inc
2006-04-25_00.00.11.886279.workhorse2.inc
2006-04-26_00.00.05.449434.workhorse2.inc
2006-04-27_00.00.03.134969.workhorse2.inc
...
2006-12-10_00.00.12.872727.workhorse2.inc
2006-12-11_00.00.12.252552.workhorse2.ful
2006-12-12_00.00.14.201826.workhorse2.inc
2006-12-13_00.00.11.748152.workhorse2.inc
2006-12-14_00.00.10.465844.workhorse2.inc
2006-12-15_00.00.12.046713.workhorse2.inc
2006-12-17_00.00.11.441749.workhorse2.inc

... so I'm supposing pretty much all of it. And I'm also supposing that I only
began noticing it when the size of the automated backups started to snowball in
size? In fact, I may not have noticed it in ti...










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