Find Big Files or Big Directories

Maxime Alarie malarie at
Wed Jul 28 20:37:13 UTC 2010

I am using sbackup but not on this server. BUT the servers using sbackup
sends their backup on this server 2ns disk  every night.
I am backuping this server using rdiff-backup.

How did you find out?

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 28 July 2010 16:15
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Subject: Re: Find Big Files or Big Directories

On 07/28/2010 01:07 PM, Maxime Alarie wrote:
> I have run the command in du -shc  / and here is the result:
> Root#: du -shc  applications-merged bin boot dev etc home lib opt
root sbin selinux srv sys tmp usr var 
> 12K     applications-merged
> 5.0M    bin
> 14M     boot
> 228K    dev
> 21M     etc
> 1.8M    home
> 118M    lib
> 408M    opt
> 369M    root
> 6.4M    sbin
> 4.0K    selinux
> 4.0K    srv
> 0       sys
> 499M    tmp
> 1014M   usr
> 52G     var
> 54G     total
> There is also a 2nd disk mounted on /  in /backup   is it possible
that this disk might be the source of all the data?

My bet is that you are using sbackup...

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