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"df" Output Shows More Used Space Than 'du' Output (Doc ID 2598909.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 22, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


The "df" command shows root "/" has more used space than the "du" command does.

# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VG-LV3 30G 23G 5.4G 81% / <<<<<< 23G used
# du -shx /
15G / <<<<<< 15G used

Rebooting the server will not resolve the discrepancy.


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