[RndTbl] disk usage

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu Jul 13 07:08:13 CDT 2017

And if you have plenty of time and CPU cycles, you can also pass in the option to rsync to ignore timestamps and rely only on checksums.

As Trevor said, though, the fact du normally works on block size often means results are not identical between two systems with different filesystems.


On July 13, 2017 4:17:02 AM CDT, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
>On 2017-07-11 Kevin McGregor wrote:
>> Here's another attempt to send this out:
>> I copied a bunch of stuff with rsync from a Linux system to a BSD
>> system. I'm fairly sure it worked fine, but as a check, I'd like to
>> compare the total number of bytes in files on both systems.
>> du -sk <dir> produces slightly different results on both systems
>> (smaller on dest)
>Ya, du will work on blocks, not bytes.  Linux du has a --bytes (-b)
>option which should give you what you're looking for.  On BSD if you
>can get a GNU du Bob's your uncle.
>> I also tried out
>> find <dir> -type f -print0 | xargs -0 stat --format=%s | awk '{s+=$1}
>> END {print s}'
>> on Linux and
>> find rsync -type f -print0 | xargs -0 stat -f %Dz | awk '{s+=$1} END
>> {print s}'
>GNU find can do a format %s also then you can skip the extra xargs pipe
>bit: but only if BSD has the GNU find  <grin>
>Otherwise your code above looks sane to me.
>Instead of summing, I would dump the output to a file on each host,
>sort it, and run diff on it.  (You could alter the stat/find to output
>(relative) filename too to spot the offender.)
>Even better, have find exec md5sum (or another hash) on every file, and
>output it all to a file with the filename, sort, and diff.  That will
>catch bitflip type errors.  However, on a big set of files you'll need
>to go grab a coffee.
>I have a perl script I wrote ages ago to compare two (possibly) remote
>dir trees based on multiple criteria and bring up results in meld (GUI
>diff), I can email you off-list if you like.  However, not sure if it
>will be portable to BSD as I just call find/etc under the hood.  Never
>did add in hash support but I think I might now!
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