[odf-discuss] Server downtime.
jerry at askew.net
Mon Oct 1 17:06:39 EDT 2007
You might try a 'df -h' and see if that output matches the results from
your 'du' command. A not-uncommon trick is to create/open a file, then
unlink it from the directory. The program can continue to use the file
(and it continues to use disk space, and can grow), but the file doesn't
exist as far as any other process is concerned. This technique is
typically used for temp files in /tmp, but it is also used by hackers to
If you find that the results differ, try running 'lsof' to see what
files are open - that might lead you to a process that's holding open a
large hidden file.
I hope that helps!
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I apologize for the occasional downtimes. I just cleared another 260MB
that we didn't need and I'm looking for ways to reduce the disk space.
I'm confused by what our webhost says though. They say we've used 100%
of our 6,144MB quota but when I run 'du -sh /' I only get 1,928MB.
Also, there's no guarantee that the disk space is the reason why we've
had some downtime recently.
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