[Dirvish] Too much disk space for images

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Fri Oct 2 10:21:06 UTC 2009

On Fri 02 Oct 2009, Jenny Hopkins wrote:
> Can I ask one final question?
> If our du-sh * shows
> 31.7  20090705
> 0.2   20090712

> does this mean that the directory size of  20090712 is 0.2G PLUS the
> 31.7G from  20090705, then in turn the  20090719 is 1.8G PLUS the
> 31.7G PLUS the 0.2G?

>From just the information above it's entirely possible that the actual
_total_ size of 20090712 could be 0.2GB; although we have more info and
know that's not the case. It could be that there is a 0.2GB file that
changes every time, hence that 0.2GB is only in 20090705, so the total
size of 20090712 is also 31.7GB.

> So that when image 20090705 is deleted, the du for 20090712 will show 31.9G?

No. Maybe, but you just can't tell from the info given.
The "log" file I referred to earlier gives all the necessary info...


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