[Dirvish] Too much disk space for images

Jason Boxman jasonb at edseek.com
Thu Oct 1 15:18:14 UTC 2009


On Thursday 01 October 2009 10:20:10 am Jenny Hopkins wrote:
> 2009/10/1 Przemek Klosowski <przemek.klosowski at gmail.com>:
> >> Surely, though, the du will tell me the size of image but not what
> >> nodes were used?  So each size will be about 30G but half of them
> >> could be on different nodes?
> >
> > What do you mean by 'nodes'? is your vault spread over multiple computers
> > or remote filesystems, which you call 'nodes'?
>
> Maybe I have the wrong end of the stick here.  I thought that the
> reason that one see the entire tree in every single image but files
> the same actually only exist once, is because they share 'nodes' in
> the filesystem.
>
> I've taken both pieces of advice offered, and this is what i see.
> jenny at xios:/home/dirvish/xios$ sudo du -s *
>
> 31735384        20090705
> 291712  20090712
> 1856888 20090719
> 454576  20090726
> 1504328 20090802
> 572408  20090809
> 692800  20090816
> 1219692 20090823
> 19094020        20090830
> 1512984 20090906
> 1965588 20090913
> 1912848 20090916
> 1847256 20090917
> 1887752 20090918
> 1895404 20090919
> 2088232 20090920
> 2098144 20090921
> 1917584 20090922
> 1926892 20090923
>
> since the image for 20090830 is noticably higher than the preceding
> directory, I looked at that log file, but it says only 128023 bytes
> were transferred - most of the logs for the vault saying similar.
>
> I'm still just as puzzled.

It could be those files were transferred ages ago and that specific snapshot is 
the last one where the files still exist, perhaps having been removed on the 
live system the following day.  The hard linking makes it so.

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