[CentOS] du vs df size difference

Luciano Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Thu Oct 1 09:41:50 UTC 2009


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 06:30:08PM -0400, Ryan Pugatch wrote:
> 
> 
> Luciano Rocha wrote:
> 
> > Do this:
> > mount /dev/xvda3 /mnt
> > du -hc /mnt
> > 
> > And see if you can find the other 12GB.
> > 
> > I usually do:
> > du -mc --max-depth 2 /mnt | sort -n
> > 
> > Though I've recently learned:
> > du -hc --max-depth 2 /mnt | sort --human-readable or some such, but that
> > requires a very recent coreutils installation.
> > 
> 
> 
> That's interesting.. du is showing the same amount as df when I do this. 
>   I wonder why..

There's some data hidden by mount points. Check your mount points,
/home, etc., and there's probably old data there that may be removed.

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lfr
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