[CentOS] What is writing to my filesystem

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 00:12:12 UTC 2009


JCARRIZOSA at Crutchfield.com wrote:
> 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 /. 
> 
> 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.

find / -mount -ctime -1  #files that changed today
find / -mount -size +50M # files larger than 50 megs.

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  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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