Help on Tape Backups / Disc Space

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Feb 8 06:35:28 PST 2006

"Graham Bentley" <gbentley at> writes:

> >  Do you even know for sure that your backup was running at the 
> > time that the filesystem full messages were generated?
> Unfortunatly not - the times are different so this could two
> unrelated issues.

That's exactly the point.  

> > Maybe.  At some point you filled /data up.  You don't have enough
> > information here to indicate why.
> If you could indicate which information I would need would that help?

Your disk space usage.

> > You will probably want to keep closer track to understand your 
> > usage patterns better.
> Any tips on how to do that ?

Look at your disk space usage more than once per day.
There are even ports to help you do that.

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