I have a NETAPP FAS2020 in which I am using for my Virtual Vsphere environment. On one of my volumes today I was trying to clean up old folders from previous servers. One folder had 19 GB in it which I deleted. Prior to the deletion the volume had 104.13 GB of free space. After I deleted that 19 GB folder it went down to 103.85 GB of free space. Someone on the VM communities told me that the Netapp device might be doing a background deletion and will just mark the space as re-use. Is this true? How do I really tell how much free space I have available then? Essentially I can't trust looking in my Vcenter server environment to really know how much free space is available.
I tried deleting the snapshots but it says "Cannot Delete File - path of the snapshot...." Any ideas? I was able to delete the folders through the datastore in VCenter with no issues. Is there a way to do this through a console or something.
Do you know how to delete an individual snapshot for a server. If I were to do snap delete vmwarevol1 hourly.0 it will then delete all snapshots in there. How do I delete individual snapshots under hourly.0? Sorry to be a pain, but I really do appreciate the help.
So I deleted my hourly.1 snapshot off of the volume and the space still doesn't show as increased within my Vcenter. It actually went down a little bit again. I'm confused. Is there a command to show the amount of free space on a volume through the console? Thanks.