big backup file

Georg von Zengen oni303 at
Sat Jan 16 11:08:42 UTC 2010


please tell us what you are trying to do. I think gparted is not the
right tool to see howmuch space is left on a device. If you are using
gnome just rightclick on the directory in which you expect backup and
click "properties", if you just have a shell use "du -hs <directory in
which you expect backup>".
Also I do not expect any benefit of writing a new partitiontable.


Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:34:11 -0700
>> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>> Chris wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:16:38 -0700
>>>> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>>>> Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Karl F. Larsen
>>>>>> <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>>>>>>        Yesterday I backed up with rsync -avz my 9.4 Ubuntu which
>>>>>>> I expected to be about 25 GB; lots of pictures ect. I looked at
>>>>>>> the backup hard drive and Gparted says the backup is
>>>>>>> 147GB!NautilusAlmost the entire hard drive.
>>>> Karl - I'm wondering. Why would you use Gparted? Unless Gparted
>>>> shows more then disk drives and partitions.
>>>> Are you really trying to see how large a drive/partition is or are
>>>> you trying to view the size of the possible archive itself?
>>> 	Well I was expecting to see about a 25GB archive. Instead I 
>>> see a 147 GB archive. There needs to be a reason.
>>> 73 Karl
>> Curious. If you are using Gnome, try using Nautilus and is possible, go
>> to the 147 gig partition/drive and see if your archive is there. If so,
>> how large is it?
>> I could be wrong (so forgive me if I am) but I suspect your using the
>> incorrect tool for what you want to do.
>> Possible?
> 	Chris I begin to think Gparted can't work through the USB 
> port to the backup hard drive. I did some things that should 
> have worked but they didn't.
> 	So will try mkdir and fdisk to do what I want and see if they 
> are more successful.
> 73 Karl

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