As an exmaple, I have filer:/vol/vol0/home/[username] hosting user's homes. The size of vol0 is a few TB and it also contains other directories other than home but individual user home has quota set to 10GB. On Linux I have automount set up so that each user's home mounted like:
If I am in a user's home directory (ie, /home/[username]) and do 'du .', it will take some time and the returned size is huge. By huge I mean it's over 1TB. If I cd to the same user's home via /net/filer/vol/vol0/home/[username]/ and du, it's fast and returns a few GB. If I am back in /home/[username]/ and do 'du . --exclude *snapshot*' then it returns a few GB which matches the results from doing du via /net/...
I understand du is not an accurate way to see actual disk usage but it can't be this off. And I don't think this only applies specifically to user home directories.
What's going on here? Why du in /home/[userhome] seems to take the snapshots into account? Is it expected behavior? I don't think it's like this in 7 mode at least and possibly in the earlier version of cDOT?
The goal here is to have a way to allow users to see his/her space consumption without admin's involvement.