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SOLVED used space don't become less when moving files

vikozo6

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Hello

on FreeNAS i created a share, conected with my Win Computer, and added a lots of file.

Now i moved a lots of file but the used space is still the same, says the Win Explorer.

are there some hidden files and how to know for sure the share is empty befor removing?

should in freeNas something be configured to get the real used size?

have a nice day
vinc
 

Fredda

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Have you snapshots running for that dataset? If that is the case, the space will still be used until the snapshots expire.
 

vikozo6

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@Fredda thanks for your fast feedback, i will have to check it - could you tell where it would be and would it be possible to tell when to expire?
 

Fredda

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Via GUI: Storage->Snapshots.
The name of the snapshot is pretty self explaining, eg: pool/dataset@auto-20200815.1600-2m
Done on Aug 15th and will be deleted after two weeks.
Also read the fine documentation on snapshots.
 

vikozo6

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@Fredda yes deleting the snapshot did help - thanks - is there a way to short the 2 weeks time?
 

vikozo6

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@Fredda worked perfect - thanks a lot!
 
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