Strange " " (space/blank) directories
Posted on 2002-07-15
Recently I have notices something eating my free disk space.
After some investigation I discovers that is several places there are
subdirectory named " " (space/blank) which contain a lot of files
and directories from my disk !. Those files and directories are copy
of real files on the disk ( not hard links I check the Inodes).
Each time I found it I use to remove those directorys by:
mv " " /tmp/2delete
rm -r /tmp/2delete
After some time my system crash and won't boot !
The Hosting provider gave me a new clean OS disk.
So I restore all my stuff with success.
(I'm using rsync to copy most of my disk daily to 2nd backup disk).
The point is that this phenomena still happening on a new disk !!!
Why it happen and how can I avoid it ?
I'm using cobalt RAQ4 server (base on 2.2 kernel)
it is dedicated server on hosting company so I'm having console access.