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Using du.exe to calculate disk usage on a Microsoft cluster server
- From: Will Beldman <webmaster at bethel-crc dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 09:50:09 -0400
- Subject: Using du.exe to calculate disk usage on a Microsoft cluster server
I need to determine disk usage for each directory on a Microsoft cluster
server. As a linux junkie, du is *the* tool for automating this kind of
stuff so I installed cygwin, mapped some drives and tried to schedule
the utility to run at night. However, I get a lot of errors thrown back
1. "No such file or directory" - Which tends to appear on weird
filenames (like with spaces or ' or some other character) or when I
don't have permission to access the drive (but that's something I can fix)
2. "File name too long" - Which it is, but I'd hope there is some way to
get around this
3. "du: fts_read failed: Permission denied" - That's the last error
message I get. The program seems to crash at this point.
I've seen no such issue in Linux and Google responses to the third error
are rare and unhelpful.
My question to the list is:
1. Is there a way to eliminate the errors above (especially the third so
it can at least complete)
2. Has anyone else found a solution which will properly report the
amount of disk space a particular directory is occupying? Something that
is free and can be scheduled to run at night.
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