[Techtalk] Different usage betweed df and du

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at edsons.demon.nl
Thu Jul 14 07:51:55 EST 2005

Conor Daly wrote:

>On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 11:28:26PM +1000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
>Sue Stones thought:
>>The "self tests" on the disc finished too, and its still reporting no 
>>errors. At least that suggests that the disc is not going to fail in the 
>>middle of my current (uni) project (due next week).
>Um, you _do_ have the uni project backed up don't you?  If you're going to
>be investigating a filesystem further, this would be a very good idea.
>There is always the risk that a filesystem utility could damage data on
>the filesystem (though they shouldn't...).  What type of filesystem is
>this?  There have been reports of irretrievable corruption on reiserfs in
>the past and many experienced admins just won't use it.
>Conor (of the disproved theory <sniff!>)
Just like i am hesitant to use ext3 for similar reasons.... Though they 
seem to have improved. I have jet to see data loss on Reiserfs, which i 
use intensively (i also keep a daily backup of important info, and 
important data is stored on RAID5.



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