> From: Andrew Findlay <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 10:48:17 +0100 > > On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 03:42:03PM -0500, Chris Garrigues wrote: > > > > I'm running openldap 2.0.23 on linux and have discovered that my id2entry > .gdbm > > is growing at a tremendous rate. > > Remember that gdbm files can have holes in them, so the *length* of > the file may not be equal to its *size*. To find out how much disk > space is actually used, try 'ls -ls' and look at the first column. > > Of course, if you copy a file with holes using non-hole-aware programs > like 'cp' the holes will get filled with zeros and the file will > indeed be very big. Some backup software can cope with this and some > is less clever. For example, Gnu tar has options to handle holey files > and the BSD-derived 'dump' has special knowledge of the filesystem so > it can cope too. hmmm, thanks. looking at the current version of the file, I'm seeing this: 144424 -rw------- 1 ldap ldap 147737291 Jul 10 09:03 id2entry.gdbm but before I panic any more, I'd better take a look at any and all tools that push things around on my system and make sure I'm not "filling in the holes" without realizing it. Chris -- Chris Garrigues http://www.DeepEddy.Com/~cwg/ virCIO http://www.virCIO.Com 716 Congress, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 374 0500 World War III: The Wrong-Doers Vs. the Evil-Doers.
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