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How to track file system growth

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How to track file system growth

It would be great to be able to chart disk used in (Gb) over a period of time.

I`ve used excel charts to do this, taking the used value at a certain day fo the week and them compute over a month.

Does anyone done this differently?

Bill Hassell
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Re: How to track file system growth

Creating an Excel spreadsheet is definitely easier than printing ASCII art on paper. To simplify the import, I create a csv file (comma separated values). You may be using bdf which can be painful to script the desired results. Attached is bdfmegs which is ideal for extracting the data you need. Since bdfmegs never splits a long line into two parts, you can use the output of bdfmegs directly. If you add the -q option, no headers will be displayed and you can sort the output on any column. You can also limit the display to specific volume groups (-V) or exclude selected volume groups (-N).


Run bdfmegs -? to see all the options.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
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Re: How to track file system growth

Thanks a lot, its a lot easier now