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Primary Document for Issues with Differences in Output Between 'du' and 'df' (Doc ID 1398865.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
The outputs between /bin/du and /bin/df in a filesystem may differ sometimes


The output between df and du differs on a given filesystem, i.e.

du shows (9.86 GB)  used space
df shows (23 GB)    used space


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