removing large files (lost+found)
freebsd at scottevil.com
Wed Aug 2 17:05:14 UTC 2006
Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Aug 02), Scott Oertel said:
>> Dan Nelson wrote:
>>> In the last episode (Aug 02), Scott Oertel said:
>>>> Yesterday after an fsck a file was placed in the lost+found folder
>>>> which size was exactly the size of the drive (450gb). What is the
>>>> safest way to remove this file?
>>> If its timestamp updates when you touch a file on the main
>>> filesystem, it's most likely a snapshot file, either leftover from a
>>> failed background fsck, or manually created by you with mksnap_ffs.
>>> You can just delete it.
>> The time stamp doesn't update, it gives an error: touch: #00000005:
>> Operation not permitted
> I mean touch some other file :)
> But I just remembered the correct way to determine if a file is a
> snapshot: "ls -lo". If the flags field contains the word "snapshot"
> for that file, it's a snapshot.
Good call, yeah.. it is a snap shot file, I suppose I'll try and remove
it, hopefully removing a 450GB file doesn't lock up the system..
# ls -lo
-r-------- 1 root operator snapshot 482801995408 Jul 31
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