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Old 08-06-2014
SFTP File transfer issue

Hi guys,

Need a quick and urgent help on below issue.


One of our application is try to transfer the file to another host thru sftp process

My file is about 1 GB.

Job is getting hung while transferring the file. So when I login as sftp and check the file system space is only in MB as below
Code:
sftp> df -hi /app
6422528 741305 5681223 5681223 11%

but when I login to that system directly I can see
Code:
/dev/mapper/appvg-applv 97G 65G 28G 71% /app



It shows 28G file space is there in /app


Any idea why? Help is much appreciated.

Last edited by rbatte1; 08-06-2014 at 08:18 AM.. Reason: Tightened CODE tags to just code, input & outout/errors and removed all the font formatting to make it more readable.
# 2  
Old 08-06-2014
Hello Vinoth Kumar G,

It might seem a silly question, but are you certain you are using the same server for both views of this filesystem?

If so, perhaps the account you are using is in a chroot jail. This means it's home directory is seen as / so doing a df -hi /app could actually be looking below the home directory of the account you are connected to. Can you find the file you are writing where you expect to find it? The sizes of the logical volume don't match, so maybe you are trying to write your huge file under your home directory, and after it aborts, sftp removes the partial file again.

Does that make more sense?



Robin
# 3  
Old 08-06-2014
df -i shows inodes, not MB.
 

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