sharp increase in 'used' blocks after plain fs copy

Victoria Muntean vikimun at
Wed Jul 23 12:28:25 UTC 2008

On 7/20/08, Bryan Kadzban <bryan at> wrote:
> Hash: RIPEMD160
> Victoria Muntean wrote:
> > I copied all files from 8GB partition to 12GB empty partition using
> > rsync. What caught my eyes, df -k was 1.2 used GB on the source
> > partition, but 2.2 GB on the dest partition after copy. And dest was
> > empty before copy.
> Hardlinks (especially to large files) that got copied as separate files,
> possibly?

Yes it's hardlinks you are right. I forgot -H to rsync
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