Help Finding Disk Drive Usage
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Mar 30 16:11:35 UTC 2007
On 3/30/2007 8:28 AM Josh Carroll said the following:
>> So why does du report only 2.0 GB of usage while df reports over 6 GB?
>> Where has my storage gone? Or do I not understand proper usage of du?
> If you removed files that still had open file handles (e.g. from
> /var/log), they are likely still allocated and showing up in df, but
> not du since they're not on the filesystem anymore. Restart any
> daemons that you removed log files for, and the space will "show up".
> Or a simple reboot should fix things.
Thanks for your reply. It appears that I had pf do some NAT logging to
/var/log/alias.log. Although I deleted that file, I had not restarted
pf. A 'pfctl -d' followed with a 'pfctl -e' and a little time seems to
have restored my disk space according to df..
blacksheep# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/da0s1a 721M 98M 565M 15% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
/dev/stripe/user 6.4G 2.0G 3.9G 34% /usr
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /usr/var/named/dev
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