On Friday 31 October 2008 02:20:39 Brendan Hart wrote: > > Is it possible that nfs directory got written to /usr at some point in > > time? > > > You would only notice this with du if the nfs directory is unmounted. > > Unmount it and ls -al /usr/mountpoint should only give you an empty dir > > Bingo!! That is exactly the problem. An NFS mount was hiding a 17G local > dir which had an old copy of the entire NFS mounted dir. I guess it must > have been written incorrectly to this standby server by RSYNC before the > NFS mount was put in place. I will add an exclusion to rsync to make sure > it does not happen again even if the NFS dir is not mounted.
I used to nfs mount /usr/ports and run a cron job on the local machine. I made a file on the local machine: echo 'This is a mountpoint' > /usr/ports/KEEP_ME_EMPTY The script would: if [ -e /usr/ports/KEEP_ME_EMPTY ]; then do_nfs_mount(); if [ -e /usr/ports/KEEP_ME_EMPTY ]; then give_up_or_wait(); fi fi Of course it's fragile, but it works for not so critical issues. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"