4 TB My Cloud full, because of 1,5 TB other files

Hi,

I’m using about 2,5 TB of my 4 TB My Cloud. I regularly check this, but now all of a sudden my My Cloud is full. And i have not added 1,5 TB of data!

I checked the dashboad and i suddenly see 1,5 TB being used by “other files”.

So i start googling, so far i’ve learned about SHH, WinSCP, putty, seeing hidden files with putty, etc, etc.

I’ve read that there are issues WDSync, but i’m not using WDSync. I can’t find hidden WDSync folders either.

So here i am, logged in with WinSCP and putty, i see a LOT of folders, but how do i find out where the 1,5 TB of “other files” are located?

So i did a little more digging.

First of all deleting files off the My Cloud does not lead to extra space. It just increases the size of the other files, i still have 0 bytes available after deleting a lot of files.

I’ve noticed that all my files are in the DataVolume folder, but also in the NFS folder.

Is this normal?

I’m not really sure i know what NFS is…

The files are in both locations. But there is only on copy of them on disk. If you do a df you will see that both the DataVolume and nfs are mounted using the same disk partition /dev/sda4. Not sure how you are getting the impression that deleting a file increases the size of other files. Deleting a file will in fact increase the free space on the disk partition. Look at the output of the df command. Then delete a file. Now look at the df command again. You should see the in use number decrease and the free space increase by the size of the file.

I have deleted a lot of files off my My Cloud, but the dashboard keeps saying it’s full. After deleting a lot of files the space used by other files has increase according to the dashboard.

Edit,
i have started putty and used the DF command.
After deleting files use% of /dev/sda4 is still 100%

WDMyCloud:/# du -BM -h -d 1

4.0K ./home
3.7M ./boot
2.4T ./nfs
9.2M ./sbin
4.0K ./mnt
16K ./lost+found
15M ./etc
4.0K ./opt
0 ./sys
28M ./lib
8.0K ./system
0 ./dev
6.5M ./bin
4.0K ./media
9.7M ./tmp
16K ./root
2.4T ./DataVolume
14M ./run
143M ./var
8.0K ./srv
246M ./CacheVolume
416M ./usr
du: cannot access ./proc/26140/task/26140/fd/4': No such file or directory du: cannot access./proc/26140/task/26140/fdinfo/4’: No such file or director y
du: cannot access ./proc/26140/fd/4': No such file or directory du: cannot access./proc/26140/fdinfo/4’: No such file or directory
0 ./proc
4.7T .
WDMyCloud:/#

WDMyCloud:/# df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 1.9G 646M 1.2G 36% /
/dev/root 1.9G 646M 1.2G 36% /
tmpfs 40M 14M 27M 33% /run
tmpfs 40M 64K 40M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 10M 0 10M 0% /dev
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/shm
tmpfs 100M 9.8M 91M 10% /tmp
/dev/root 1.9G 646M 1.2G 36% /var/log.hdd
ramlog-tmpfs 40M 9.4M 31M 24% /var/log
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /DataVolume
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /CacheVolume
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/Public
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/Audio
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/Foto
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/System
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/Files
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/Video
/dev/sda4 3.6T 3.6T 0 100% /nfs/TV_Shows
tmpfs 1.0M 0 1.0M 0% /etc/samba/msg.sock
WDMyCloud:/#

To get the du command to show less than 100% you would need to remove a lot of files. If you use the du command with out the -h. You will see the values in bytes. If you delete a 1K file then the numbers should show that used decreased by 1K and free increased by 1K. You also should do a du -d1 on each of the mount points.
The df shows the inuse and free for the /dev/sd4 partition not the mount points.
Show the results of a df command and the du -d 1 for /DataVolume /CacheVolume /nfs/[Public,Audio,Foto,System,Files,Video,TV_Shows

WDMyCloud:~# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs 1968336 659928 1208420 36% /
/dev/root 1968336 659928 1208420 36% /
tmpfs 40960 13376 27584 33% /run
tmpfs 40960 64 40896 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 10240 0 10240 0% /dev
tmpfs 5120 0 5120 0% /run/shm
tmpfs 102400 10112 92288 10% /tmp
/dev/root 1968336 659928 1208420 36% /var/log.hdd
ramlog-tmpfs 40960 9856 31104 25% /var/log
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /DataVolume
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /CacheVolume
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/Public
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/Audio
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/Foto
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/System
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/Files
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/Video
/dev/sda4 3841069352 3797816524 0 100% /nfs/TV_Shows
tmpfs 1024 0 1024 0% /etc/samba/msg.sock

WDMyCloud:/DataVolume# du -d 1
4 ./backup
251400 ./cache
16 ./lost+found
2474812684 ./shares
2475064108 .

WDMyCloud:/CacheVolume# du -d 1
20 ./netatalk
8 ./cake
32 ./WDPROT
44 ./forked-daapd
68 ./upgrade
4 ./transcodingcache
24 ./.wd-alert
251148 ./twonkymedia
251400 .

MyCloud:/nfs# du -d 1
26137048 ./Public
1256233260 ./Video
208192132 ./System
37442200 ./Files
33004152 ./Foto
23946492 ./Audio
886779256 ./TV_Shows
2471734544 .

If you will notice /DataVolume/shares contains that same folders as /nfs.
But what you could do is delete a few files and redo the du command. It should show
less space taken up.