Sizes reported by Disk Usage Analyzer (baobab), du, df, and (c)fdisk, revisited
soulblade at ntlworld.com
Mon May 19 19:58:13 UTC 2008
Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 20:53 +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> Follows Disk Usage Analyzer (baobab), which reports something
>> _completely different. I start it up and let it run a full scan.[...]
>> HD300: Size 193.9 GB, Usage 76% (-> 174.4 GB)
>> HD320-backup: Size 40.4 GB, Usage 15.9% (-> 6.4 GB)
>> Now, obviously, these values make equally little sense interpreted as
>> 10^9 bytes (GB) and as 2^30 bytes (GiB). What gives?
> I might have another hint.
> When checking the properties of my rdiff-backup folder on HD320-backup
> with Nautilus, I found that Nautilus reports it wrongly, too, close to
> baobab, and with an interesting message: "20,894 items, totalling 36.8
> GB (some contents unreadable)". So I guess, rdiff-backup's storage does
> pose problems to Gnome GUI tools.
> This does not explain, however, why baobab reports HD300 wrong, too.
> Nautilus gets this right when checking individual folders.
Could it be that your 'lost+found' folders that are only accessible by
root have some files in from bad shut downs?
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