[Dirvish] Too much disk space for images

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Fri Oct 2 13:04:54 UTC 2009


On Fri 02 Oct 2009, Eric Smith wrote:
> 
> While I definitely agree that looking at the logfiles is helpful, 
> remember that an image (call it C) might have contained few delta files 
> when it was created, because the files were in a previous image B, but 
> not in an even earlier image A. If B is deleted before A, then C will 
> now hold the only reference to those files it had in common with B, 
> giving C a larger image size (as reported by du) than when it was 
> created (as reported in the logfile).

So, be sure to check for unexpectedly large incrementals every day :-)


Paul


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