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I have two physical hard drives on a Linux system (server / hosting), and I created a logical volume from sda3 (partition on disk A) and sdb (the whole disk B). I then mounted it on /home directory, and when I enter:

du -sh /home

...this is showing a size of 20K, and it should be around 3.6TB in size. When I enter:

lsblk

...I get the correct values. So I am assuming that the size is right, but it just does not show with this command, for some reason. I was reading about resize2fs command, but I am not sure if this is what I would need here.

Thanks.

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    I think you're confused between du which shows how much space is used by files and df which shows the space (total, used and free) in a filesystem. Try df -h /home. – Paul Haldane Jun 19 '16 at 15:18
  • Note: du = disk usage and df = disk free. – Sven Jun 19 '16 at 15:44
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I'll try using df -hT, which shows the disk free space instead of du (which is used to know how much space a directory and subfolders are using currently).

Also, df -hT will show you the total disk space from all partitions mounted on your system.

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