[CentOS] What is writing to my filesystem

David Lemcoe forum at lemcoe.com
Fri Apr 10 00:12:47 UTC 2009

The only thing I know that will give you a instant snapshot of what's
happening is "mtop". It shows you whayt apps are using your harddrive
very similar to top with processes.


On 4/9/09, JCARRIZOSA at crutchfield.com <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.
> Thanks much.
> Jorge
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