Find Big Files or Big Directories [FIXED]

Maxime Alarie malarie at processia.com
Thu Jul 29 13:56:09 UTC 2010



-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Maxime Alarie
Sent: 29 July 2010 09:43
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: RE: Find Big Files or Big Directories


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Amedee Van Gasse (ub)
Sent: 29 July 2010 03:33
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Find Big Files or Big Directories





On Wed, July 28, 2010 19:19, Maxime Alarie wrote:
> Good day,
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> I have Ubuntu 9.1 with no UI.
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> I am just back from vacations, and I have noticed  on one of my server
> that the a  disk pretty much filled up in a week.    I looked around and I
> think there is a bug in the way the diskspace is reported by df. After a
> little investigation, the problem seems to related to /var/www
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> I have 2 disks that syncs every night.   The problem occurs with
> /dev/sdb1.
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> Output of df -h
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> /dev/sdb1          224G  197G   17G  93% /
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> udev                  994M  228K  994M   1% /dev
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> none                  994M     0  994M   0% /dev/shm
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> none                  994M   18M  977M   2% /var/run
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> none                  994M     0  994M   0% /var/lock
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> none                  994M     0  994M   0% /lib/init/rw
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> /dev/sda1             224G  155G   58G  73% /backup
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> Output of the command  du -m  /var/www/Nuxeo | sort -n | tail -15
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> The disk usage seems to be reported  more than once. (see bold text)
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> 239     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/04/27
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> 239     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/04/27/26
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> 239     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/d6/62
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> 239     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/d6/62/0e
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> 261     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/d6
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> 280     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/04
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> 374     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/ef/5e
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> 374     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/ef/5e/ed
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> 515     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/ef
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> 602     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/76/b4
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> 602     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/76/b4/4d
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> 631     ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data/76
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> 2394    ./server/default/log
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> 12912   ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries (binaries contains only
> the data folder)
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> 12912   ./server/default/data/NXRuntime/binaries/data
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> 12933   ./server/default/data/NXRuntime
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> 12945   ./server/default/data
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> 15526   ./server
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> 15526   ./server/default
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> 15559   . ß I don't know why only 15GB is reported..
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> Any help is welcome.
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> regards
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I find ncdu a very useful tool to hunt for big files and directories.

$ sudo aptitude install ncdu
$ sudo ncdu /


-- 
Amedee


Thanks,  I installed ncdu its searching now.





I have found my problem.


Rsync usually syncs to an external HD. Since this HD was not mounted,  rsync created the target directory and stored everything there..












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