pbm size of files in ls

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globalsi
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pbm size of files in ls

Post by globalsi » 2013/02/26 10:36:37

Hello,

I have a problem with some files on my centos 4.
When I list some files with 'ls', I'v got a strange result... (huge different sizes on line 4->8 ) :-o

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-bash-3.00# ls -lsah /home/e-smith/files/users/smeuser3/home/
total 4,8G
4,0K drwxr-xr-x 4 smeuser3 smeuser3 4,0K feb 25 13:29 .
4,0K drwx------ 5 smeuser3 smeuser3 4,0K jan 30 13:39 ..
1,5G -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 1,5G mai 22 2012 Outlook 2012-05-22 21;00;41.pst
0 -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 2,2G aou 15 2012 Outlook 2012-08-15 21;00;46.pst
0 -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 2,2G aou 16 2012 Outlook 2012-08-16 21;00;44.pst
0 -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 2,2G aou 17 2012 Outlook 2012-08-17 21;00;45.pst
0 -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 2,2G aou 30 21:00 Outlook 2012-08-30 21;00;45.pst
0 -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 2,2G aou 31 21:00 Outlook 2012-08-31 21;00;44.pst
3,3G -rw-rw---- 1 smeuser3 smeuser3 3,3G feb 21 18:10 Outlook 2013-02-21 21;00;48.pst
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with 'du'
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-bash-3.00# du --max-depth=1 -h /home/e-smith/files/users/smeuser3/home/
4,8G /home/e-smith/files/users/smeuser3/home/
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'df' is coherent with 'du'
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-bash-3.00# df -h
Sys. de fich. Tail. Occ. Disp. %Occ. Mont(r) sur
/dev/mapper/main-root
365G 335G 12G 97% /
/dev/md1 99M 28M 67M 30% /boot
none 1013M 0 1013M 0% /dev/shm

-bash-3.00# du --max-depth=1 -h /
214M /lib
4,0K /initrd
62M /root
4,4M /bin
0 /sys
899M /proc
216K /dev
0 /selinux
4,0K /service
17M /sbin
35M /etc
4,0K /srv
4,0K /command
16K /lost+found
23M /boot
16K /tmp
20K /mnt
1,4G /opt
12K /media
1,1G /var
331G /home
1,1G /usr
260K /package
336G /
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If I copy these files to another server, they take their full size (16 Go...)
I ran a fsck during a reboot but the partition seems clear.

Do you have any idea what's going on?

Thanks's

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TrevorH
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pbm size of files in ls

Post by TrevorH » 2013/02/26 10:48:58

Looks to me like they are sparse files. If you do not specify the correct switch to cp when copying then sparse files will be copied and take up their entire nominal space allocation.

You are aware that CentOS 4 has been out of support for almost exactly one year now? You should consider migrating to a supported version.

globalsi
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Re: pbm size of files in ls

Post by globalsi » 2013/02/26 14:37:17

This files are backup of outlook (pst file) ; I doubt they are sparse files : the first files were full and the last too.
I wonder if the problem wasn't a full partition problem.

and, yeah, i work on the migration :-P

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