We have an Ubuntu backup server with removeable hard drives in caddys.
They are standard IDE/PATA, it came to light that although the drives in the caddys are 160GB in size they where only partitioned as 130GB (df showing 125.99GB).
I think previous hard drives used where possibly a mix of 120 and 130gb - which where phased out due to failures and the larger drives where just copies of the old.
After wiping and re-partitioning (using GParted) the partition shows as 146.71GB. Our backups complete and df now reads only 91% used, instead of the previous 100%!
I was expecting more gain from repartitioning than this, would EXT2 or 4 give us more available space?
Within windows i'm sure 160GB drives used to partition as 156GB?