removing large files (lost+found)

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Aug 2 16:25:25 UTC 2006

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.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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