Why does mboxutil Show a Different Total Size from df? (Doc ID 1591019.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 5.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Explain why the total of the space used according to mboxutil -l statistic (total size from all messages) is larger than the space used indicated by the df -h command.

For example, while the total of the size of all messages in all folders reported by mboxutil -l was 814GB, df -h only showed 669GB used:

Solution

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