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Re: 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: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:37:57 -0400
- Subject: Re: Using du.exe to calculate disk usage on a Microsoft cluster server
The problem is still here.
As a refresher, here's the original problem:
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.
I actually do not think the problem is escaping characters or spaces.
There are other files and directories which can use spaces no problem.
It must be actual permission problems which I can fix.
The command I am running is:
du -sh /cygdrive/s/*
This is because I want to know the size of the first level directories
under the S drive. I will try
du -sh /cygdrive/s
to see if I get the same errors, but that will not fulfill my requirements.
Can anyone tell me under what circumstance the message
du: fts_read failed: Permission denied
would come up. I should be able to troubleshoot things from there if
only I knew what that error message is really complaining about.
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