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RE: 200 GB drive has room but gzip indicates "No space left on device"

On 29 May 2006 20:35, David Christensen wrote:

> I have a 200 GB drive (E:) that I store ntbackup images on.  After making a
> backup image, I use Cygwin to gzip the image and md5sum the tarball.  A few
> days ago, gzip started complaining "No space left on device":

> The Windows properties dialog for the drive indicates 125 GB used and 61.3
> GB available.

> I also noticed that Cygwin "df" indicates a large negative number for space
> used and a small positive number for space available:
>     <CVSENV>2006-05-29 12:14:15 Administrator@p42800e /backup/bin/p42800
> e
>     $ df
>     Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>     C:\cygwin\bin         78148160   5025460  73122700   7% /usr/bin
>     C:\cygwin\lib         78148160   5025460  73122700   7% /usr/lib
>     C:\cygwin             78148160   5025460  73122700   7% /
>     c:                    78148160   5025460  73122700   7% /cygdrive/c
>     e:                     1048576 -73786976294774971336     52160 101%
> /cygdrive/e

  And cygcheck says

> e:  hd  NTFS      1024Mb  96% CP CS UN PA FC     P42800E_E

  That figure of 125GB full is suspicious.  Are you absolutely sure your BIOS
can handle disks bigger than the 125GB limit?  Or could it be a dodgy AV
program interfering with normal operations?

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