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Filesystem metadata represents 77 percent of space used in the volume

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Volume encryption


  1. The ::>volume show-space shows

Volume : VOLUME_01

      Feature                                           Used      Used%
      --------------------------------      ----------------      -----
      User Data                                       94.9GB         6%
      Filesystem Metadata                             1.26TB        77%
      Inodes                                           863MB         0%
      Deduplication                                   8.65GB         1%
      Snapshot Spill                                  30.8GB         2%
      Total                                           1.40TB        86%
      Total Physical Used                             1.40TB        86%
      Logical Used                                    1.74TB       106%  

      Logical Available                                240GB        14%

  1.  From the client side we see 1.63TB user data.

The ONTAP interpret the Filesystem metadata  and user data  incorrectly.

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