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Maildir reporting wrong disk usage

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by lpittman, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. lpittman

    lpittman Guest

    Hey everyone.

    I am working on maintaining the size of the mailnames to see that the partition does not fill up (has once already) and I am finding that a lot of information is being reported incorrectly, for example:

    [root@server traditional.com]# du -sh *
    4.0k @mbox.quota
    104k bahai
    4.8M duncan
    2.2M galen
    44k info
    2.5M leland
    8.3M vivian

    You'll see 'vivian' for example shows 8.3M being used.

    [root@server traditional.com]# cd vivian
    [root@server vivian]# du -sh *
    4.0k @attachments
    7.8M Maildir
    4.0k user_prefs

    Now Maildir shows 7.8M used.

    [root@server vivian]# cd Maildir
    [root@server Maildir]# du -sh *
    4.0k courierimapkeywords
    4.0k courierimapuiddb
    4.0k courierpop3dsizelist
    8.0k cur
    4.0k new
    4.0k tmp

    But in Maildir it is not showing anything close to 8M. I have gone into each directory and confirmed there is nothing in them. I have also logged into Webmail and confirmed there is no mail in there.

    What may be causing this? Is there a way to have the proper disk usage reported?

    Any advice/help would be appreciated.

  2. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    What OS distro and version are you using? On all my RH type servers running Plesk 7.5.3 and 7.5.4 all the numbers are showing correctly. I even just double checked a couple of servers and numerous mail accounts to make sure.
  3. lpittman

    lpittman Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    I am running RH 7.3 and Plesk 7.5.4

  4. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    Hmm, wondering if it's RH 7.3, I phased out all of my 7.3 boxes years ago. And only have a few RH9 left to change out for newer.
  5. lpittman

    lpittman Guest

    Follow up:

    It looks like the proper amounts are being reported, however I was not looking for the right stuff.

    I was doing du -sh * when I should have been doing du -sh * .*!

    Now I am seeing some other info (like a .trash folder with a bunch of old emails in it).

    Any idea how to clear thoughs out for my clients automatically? Perhaps thats a bad idea.


  6. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    Ah, when I use that command and want *everything*, I don't specify anything after the -sh In other words, I do just: "du -sh" or "du -ah" and it lists everything even hidden directories...
  7. lpittman

    lpittman Guest

    Ahhhh, cool ... I didn't know that. Still learning Linux ...

    Thanks :)