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Delayed Frees are not being deleted in ONTAP 9.8P4

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.8P4
  • Delayed Frees


  • Delayed Frees are not being deleted in some FlexVol volumes only
  • The volumes are hosted in different aggregates on different nodes of the same HA pair
  • All other volumes don't have this problem.

Node: node-01
Volume : vol_01

      Feature                                           Used                  Used%
      --------------------------------                  ----------------      -----
      Volume Data Footprint                           45.4TB                  80%
      Flexible Volume Metadata                         313GB                   1%
      Deduplication                                    319GB                   1%
      Temporary Deduplication                         50.3GB                   0%
      Delayed Frees                                   5.22TB                   9%
      File Operation Metadata                         4.00KB                   0%

      Total                                           51.3TB                  91%


Node: node-02
Volume : vol_02
    Feature                                           Used                  Used%
      --------------------------------                ----------------      -----
      Volume Data Footprint                           45.5TB                80%
      Flexible Volume Metadata                         313GB                 1%
      Deduplication                                    320GB                 1%
      Temporary Deduplication                         87.9GB                 0%
      Delayed Frees                                   2.77TB                 5%   
      File Operation Metadata                         4.00KB                 0%

      Total                                          49. 0TB                87%

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