[Techtalk] my home directory grew
maria at shadlen.org
Tue Apr 28 07:27:24 UTC 2009
Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Maria,
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009, Maria McKinley wrote:
>> I found my missing 386G. I wrote a script to check the size all of the
>> directories in the new home and the old home. They were all the same
>> size except one, the lost+found on the new drive is 386G, but
>> lost+found on the old drive is nearly empty. Should I run fsck? Will
>> that clear out the directory? No one has been complaining about
>> corrupt files, so not sure what is going on. My own home directory
>> looks to be nearly duplicated in lost+found, but checking random
>> original files in my home directory that are listed there doesn't show
>> any problems.
> fsck will not clear out lost+found, you have to do that yourself if you
> decide that the files in there are not useful to you. They were created
> by fsck when it detected major filesystem corruption (files not in any
> directory) on that filesystem at some point(s) in the past.
> Cheers, Chris.
Very strange. Maybe something strange happened when I copied while
people had access, which fsck found, but then were corrected when I did
the final rsync? No idea, but everything is backed up, so it sounds like
I can just delete the stuff in lost+found and get back 386G.
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