[CentOS] What is writing to my filesystem

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Thu Apr 9 23:57:04 UTC 2009


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> JCARRIZOSA at Crutchfield.com
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> Subject: [CentOS] What is writing to my filesystem
> 
> I have a CentOS 5.2 box that every few months runs out of 
> drivespace on its root filesystem. Last time I manually 
> searched and deleted some big files, but don't remember what 
> they were or what wrote to them. The applications I'm aware 
> of on the box don't write to /. 


Not much help, but every time we have "this" problem, it is in /var/log


> 
> Is there a way to find the files that get written to the 
> most, or grow the most over time? Doing a df gives me a 
> snapshot, but it seems clunky to keep track of the diff on 
> that output over time. I can then see what processes write to 
> them. Any other ideas on how to investigate this are welcome.

du -s /* 

> 
> Thanks much.
> 
> Jorge 
> 
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