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Disk usage (du) displays TB not MB

I have an issue while running du that it does not display the usage in units of Megabytes (as expected with -m switch) but TB: $ du -mhs /mnt/b 2.0T /mnt/b How can I get a more granular result?
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What is right way to show folder usage in megabytes [closed]

I'm using du -bs to count folder size. du -bs /folder Result is 96342835 in Bytes... so in MB is it (/1024/1024) 91,87MB. OK, but when I use du -hs /folder Result is different. 99MB Or du -s ...
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DU shows fluctuating up then down totals during active rsync

I have 2 CentOS systems, one is rsyncing a ~411 gig directory to another. On the receiving system, I typically run du -cs * |grep total;sleep 5 as a way to monitor the background rsync operation and ...
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logrotate status files extremely large

Apache2 on an Ubuntu 16.04 box was showing issues on the websites it's hosting. It was at 100% capacity. Looking further with du, The majority of the ~100gb hard drive was filled by two files in /var/...
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Cent OS 7.2 Disk (df -h) 100% full but directory size (du -sch /* ) not [duplicate]

[root@CentOS-72-64-minimal ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md2 204G 202G 0 100% / devtmpfs 16G 0 16G 0% /dev tmpfs 16G 0 ...
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du -sh * show significant more used space that ls -lah

I am having trouble with running out of diskspace of one of my clients servers. The output of the commands ls -lah in /var/lib/mysql shows: drwx------ 2 mysql mysql 16K Dec 30 2015 database_xyz ...
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How to differentiate file & directory in the output of du -sh

The output of du -sh * | sort -h lists all the files and directories in sorted order based on size. But the problem is; the output doesn't differentiate the directories from files. For example: 15K ...
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Dir size increases after rsyncing to a different machine with same configuration

Have a MySQL (percona, 14.14 Distrib 5.6.28-76.1) machine with a 1TB SSD hosting around 712Gb of mysql data. MySQL has 4 databases, with, say database1, taking major space, 656Gb. Lets call this ...
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How to find the missing inodes?

df -i reports Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/simfs 300000 250697 49303 84% / so around 250K inodes in use. du -shx --inodes / reports 70K to be sure no inodes was ...
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Why hasn't disk usage decreased by 6,728k after hard linking a file away?

Given this sequence of commands… $ pwd /data/backup/rsnapshot $ sudo du -csk daily.{2,3}/ruminant 1195040 daily.2/ruminant 36712 daily.3/ruminant 1231752 total $ ls -isk /data/backup/rsnapshot/...
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Why du -sh * tells me sys has 0 size?

I use du -sh * to find out the size of folders, but the sys folder is giving me 0, and the same about any folder inside sys. find . | wc -l gives me 11k files. Do you know why and can you suggest a ...
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The file and dir sizes of du -hs * is not consistent with du -hs

When I run the bash command du -hs ., the output is 1.2G . When I run the bash command du -hs *, the output is 108K action 4.0K activate.php 8.0K browse.php 584K captcha 164K ...
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du and df show discrepant amounts of available disk space on my Linux server [duplicate]

I know that inodes aren't necessarily deallocated with certain removal/deletion methods that users/programs use. When inodes are still present and pointing to files that have been deleted, but two or ...
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df shows bad information on partition usage

I've tried to deal with this for days now with no luck. In this forum and also in other ones I can see a lot of discussion about this but none of the solutions have worked for me. My current ...
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No more space on FreeNAS 9.3. But only half of space actually in use based on “du -sh” command

This morning I got a warning on my FreeNAS 9.3 machine about "Not enough space" warning: The capacity for the volume 'SeanVolume' is currently at 85%, while the recommended value is below 80%. It's ...
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What are the best ways to monitor and report disk usage on solaris?

df and du provides a total view of usage but the problem with these is that they are not broken down per user. Is there a tool that does this? I found quot but that only works on ufs. Is there an ...
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df and du show different size and The size of the "/platform/sun4v/lib/sparcv9/libc_psr.so.1

The server is running on Sun Sparc T5220 machine with Solaris 10 installed. I've run into the disk space problem recently. Done many research but haven't found any solution so i hope can get some help ...
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How to find which folder is eating space fast? [duplicate]

I am running Linux server, we using this server as a samba share drive. From yesterday suddenly, one of the share drive size getting increasing (~ 100 MB every ten min). There are too many folders and ...
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CentOS 6.5 DU and DF dont add up [duplicate]

# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_bgsvn-lv_root 28G 26G 416M 99% / tmpfs 495M 0 495M 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 ...
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Understanding du -sh command output

I have 1 TB of space. I am trying to find disk usage of a folder. du -sh command output 354M Arts 2.6M Digicams 308M Internet 391M Location 2.2G Media 110M Religion 4.8T Sports ...
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df on 7.7GB shows 400MB available while du -sh / reports 3.8GB used [duplicate]

I believe df is reporting incorrect disk usage, as I have the following problem: I deleted a few files to free up space, then run the following: $ df -H reports 7.7GB on Volume and 400MB ...
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Does linux count s3fs mounts as local disk usage?

I have an s3 bucket mounted on an EC2 instance whose main disk is an EBS volume. Whenever I run something like du -h /path/to/mount it tells me the size of the folders within those. I'm wondering ...
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df showing 28G of total space, du showing size of '/' as 400+ G

I constantly get the unable to write to * error, even though I cleaned up a bunch of space. df thinks my disk is 28G in size and 100% full after I deleted a lot of unused files: $ df -h Filesystem ...
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Understanding the different directory sizes

When comparing root@debian:~# du -s /backup/test1/ 5605364 /backup/test1/ two directories with du, root@debian:/etc/init.d# du -s /data/test1/ 5605360 /data/test1/ du tells me that there is a ...
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Why is DU causing high CPU usage?

On CentOS 6.5, du -sk /home and sh -c (du -sk \/home) 2>/dev/null run because a scheduled disk usage for /home, but du is causing 100% CPU usage. Plus, before it's even finished, another du gets ...
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Near 100% disk usage, df and du show very different results, lsof not the answer

The issue is that my CentOS 5.8 machine is telling me that I am nearly out of disk space when I am pretty confident this is not the case. I've done a fair amount of researching on this issue and have ...
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finding directory size on linux with du reports errors when files are deleted during command

I'm trying to find out the directory size of a folder to determine if a user has rights to keep writing to the folder (i.e. they are within the given limits I've imposed). I'm doing: du -sb <path&...
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Maximixing performance for disk usage queries in linux using du -s or df while maintaining accuracy?

I'm running a script to find out the disk usage on a wide range range of VPS (size ranging from less than 1 GB of usage to over 200 GB of usage)... I'm trying to maintain performance (EG: no extra ...
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No disk space on / (Debian Jessie) [duplicate]

I have a problem with disk space on my dedicated server. I have no disk space available on partition / root@server1:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 96G ...
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inconsistency between du -sh and df -h

I know this is a common occurrence when the result of du -sh is smaller than that returned by the file system with df -h. (Because some files are still open in processes etc..) But in my case I have ...
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Next-gen filesystems: disk space usage log? [closed]

From time to time I run into problems when server hard disks (Linux) fill up quickly with lots of small files. When this happens I have to try to figure out how much space is being taken up and where ...
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df -h disk usage of empty disk shows 188M usage ?!

I have an empty disk mounted as /data The df -h shows me that 188M are used while a du -h shows me 4,0K. root@marc:~# du -h --max-depth=1 /data 4,0K /data root@marc:~# df -h Sys. de fichiers ...
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du command takes WAY too long to run

I am running du -sh in a variety of directories to find disk hogs. I got two identical servers (Dell PE2850s), both with RHEL5 and it will take significantly longer to run du on one server over the ...
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How to limit du output to a specific user?

I need to help a specific user, say alice, free up some disk space; but not all the user's files are in his home directory; many are in directories shared with other users. I'd like to have something ...
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Different output by df and du [duplicate]

I have an old RHEL 5.5 Box, When I fire df -kh I see that /var is of 49 GB with 100 % usage. But then I go inside the /var cd /var and I fire du -kh I see that only total 300 MBs are used. I ...
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How do I find the biggest files on multiple servers and sum up their size?

I am trying to find the biggest files in the /export/home directory and add up (sum) their sizes. Script: #!/bin/bash filename=hostnames > export_home.log while read -r -a line do hostname=${...
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Ubuntu server: hard drive always full

I have a 50GB vps when I run df I get Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 49982172 46580100 863064 99% / none 507212 ...
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Map linux folders by size

I have AWS linux instance, Currently there are many folders in the instance. I would like to map all the folders and their size, so i could come back in 1 month and check which folder occupy high ...
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Monitoring of disk usage over time - check for large variations [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that would monitor disk usage over time. What I'm looking for is folders or files that grow unexpectedly over a short period of time. I use du , ncdu, baobab (when X is ...
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Inconsistency between “du -sh” and “df -h” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: du vs. df difference I am running a server with Debian stable. If I call: df -h this is the result I get: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/...
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How can I calculate the total size of an extremely large number of files with a particular extension?

I've got a directory in Linux that contains a large number of files (tens of thousands), plus directories that may contain thousands of files as well. At some point the following du command fails ...
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Get Size of All Folders in Directory

I want to get the size of all directories within a specific directory. I was thinking something like find . -type d -exec du -sh {} \; But that returns all directories recursively. How can I limit ...
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I can't find the ghosts taking up space on my hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out what is using up all the space on my / partition? No Free disk space $df -h returns /dev/sda1 16G 16G 0 100% / tmpfs ...
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How to find largest files in a dir - ignoring directory sizes

I want to do something like this du -a | sort -rn | head But I want to extract files only, ignoring directories. To be clear, I want to traverse through all sub-directories but I don't want to find ...
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Folder's taking up way more than it should

My server is chugging along with a 5GB drive, and unfortunately, it's 100% full. Going to delete some files, I notice that my Dropbox's taking up way more than it should. du -hs * returns: [excel@...
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Ubuntu “No space left on device” for /home, df shows 100% full, ds shows much, much less [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux different size for df and du for root partition On an Ubuntu 12.04 server, normal users can no longer create or add to files in /home, encountering a "No space left on ...
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finding directories that consume a lot of the AFS volume quota

The AFS volume quota is almost exceeded for one of our computer users. Running fs listquota or fs lq gives him a warning: olifri@ubuntu:~$ fs listquota ~ Volume Name Quota ...
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Cross-platform, human-readable, du on root partition that truly ignores other filesystems

Edit 09/20/2012 I made this way too complicated before. I believe that these commands are actually the simpler way, while still formatting everything nicely. RHEL 5 du -x / | sort -n |cut -d\...
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du displaying old results

I ran du -hs to find out how big my /home/user directory was and it reported as 18G. I cleared out almost 4G of data and ran du -hs again to find out how much space I actually saved and it still ...
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Du tells me it can't find the current directory?

I'm on AIX, and in some directories I can't use the du command. I get the follow error message: du: 0653-175 Cannot find the current directory. Obviously the current directory exists, and I have ...