IaaS: OCISSA container using more Object Storage space than expected

(Doc ID 2383785.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Storage Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

There are some situations where customers using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Software Appliance (a.k.a OCISSA or OSCSA or Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance) sees the container used by the OCISSA using more storage space than expected which end up causing quota breaches.

This may happen because OCISSA allows file operations with byte-level granularity, such as append, re-write, over-write, and truncate and when a file is modified in an appliance filesystem, it results in a new version of the file being created and uploaded to the account.

To avoid this behavior you can choose whether older versions of an object stored in the cloud must be retained whenever the corresponding file is updated or deleted in the filesystem.

 

Solution

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