Find Big Files or Big Directories

Maxime Alarie malarie at
Thu Jul 29 13:28:42 UTC 2010

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Subject: Re: Find Big Files or Big Directories

On 07/28/2010 01:37 PM, Maxime Alarie wrote:
> I am using sbackup but not on this server. BUT the servers using
> sends their backup on this server 2ns disk  every night.
> I am backuping this server using rdiff-backup.
> How did you find out?

It's a well known problem going back at least 5 years:
[sbackup will merrily eat all hard disk space]

Note: Please bottom post on this list - thanks :-)

This server  is backup using rsync. But I have found out that the target
hd was not mounted and that's probably the cause of my problem.   I've
been trying to find the temp files, but I did not found any, I guess
rsync detects if the targer directory exists and canels the backup.

I Only have 50GB out of 225GB that is returned by du -shc / but df tells
me the hdd is 90% full.  

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