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Understanding How ZFS Calculates Used Space (Doc ID 1369456.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 08, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 6/06 U2 and later
Oracle ZFS Storage
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 08-Jul-2014***







Purpose

This document explains how ZFS calculates the amount of used space within a zpool and provides examples of how various ZFS features affect that calculation.

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In this Document
Purpose
Details
 Example #1: Creating snapshots and calculating space used.
 Example #2: Using Quotas
 Example #3: Setting Reservations
 Example #4: ZFS Volumes (ZVOL)
 Example #5: Overlaid Mounts
 Example #6: Using zdb(1M) and mdb(1M) to look for large files and directories or files in the ZFS Delete Queue
 Example #7 - LUN Expanded without expanding the zpool
 Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
 Why don't du and df report correct values for ZFS space usage?
 Why doesn't ZFS space used as reported by zpool list and zfs list match?
 Why creating a snapshot immediately reduces the available pool size
 Example #8 - ZFS Appliance BUI Issues
References


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